Small Business Grant and Program Assistance – City of Manchester, NH

Small Business Grant & Program Assistance – City of Manchester

Recover from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

In a commitment to continually bridge resources for economic relief to our business community, the Greater Manchester Chamber wants to make you aware of the Small Business Grant & Program Assistance (SBGPA) offered by the City of Manchester. In response to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), this program is designed to help Manchester’s small business owners recover from the negative economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Within the SBGPA model, the City is distributing funds to assist with the following costs incurred on or after March 3, 2021:

  • Rent, mortgage, utility bills, accounts payables and other fixed business costs
  • Employee wages
  • Costs due to transitioning to e-commerce business platforms and/or delivery model
  • Perishable inventory
  • Increased costs to respond to COVID-19, such as PPE

Applicants who meet the program eligibility criteria can be awarded from $2,500 to $10,000, as determined by need, in the form of a reimbursement-based grant. Please read and consider all information to determine your business’ eligibility for this program and the requirements for program awardees. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling “first come, first served” basis.

CLICK HERE to access the Small Business Grant Program Guidelines and Application Form.

Completed applications can be submitted by:

Emailing:, with the subject line “SBGPA Application”

Mailing to: City of Manchester, Planning and Community Development,
Attn: SBGPA Application, 1 City Hall Plaza, Manchester, NH 03101.

If you have any questions about the Small Business Grant & Program Assistance, please do not hesitate to contact:

Heather McGrail, GMC President & CEO
(603) 792-4105

The Greater Manchester Chamber is here to help you take advantage of this valuable relief provided by our great City of Manchester.