COVID-19 Business Resources

The Greater Haverhill Chamber is committed to providing up-to-date resources for Greater Haverhill businesses and nonprofits as the COVID-19 outbreak unfolds. This page will be updated regularly as more information becomes available, so please check this page regularly.

5/18/20: Governor Baker released the MA reopening report and guidelines

Funding Opportunity:

Deadline: May 20 – Verizon Small Business Relief Grant Application

Verizon has contributed $7.5 million to fund LISC Small Business Relief Grants for small businesses facing immediate financial threats due to COVID-19. (link:

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Contact for

On May 18th the Governor will release the reopening task force report which outlines which businesses can open and when. In preparation for this reopening, Mayor Fiorentini shared guidance for restaurants:

Local Resources

The One Haverhill Fund has been set up to raise money to help cover the costs of rent, food, utilities, internet connectivity, childcare, medications, and other basic necessities for Haverhill residents.

Fallon Health has established an emergency relief fund for organizations that provide food security and support services

Anna Jaques Hospital COVID 19 Letter to the Community

The Greater Haverhill Chamber’s $4$ Gift Card Program

City of Haverhill COVID-19 resources and business resources

Lawrence Partnership Business Impact Survey

Essex County Community Foundation COVID-19 Fund

State Senator Diana DiZolglio COVID-19 Resources

State Representative Andy Vargas Community Support Form

State Resources

The Empowerment Grant for Small Businesses serves as a funding opportunity to support the needs of Massachusetts small businesses amid the COVID-19 outbreak in the spring of 2020 Guidance for Businesses

Apply for unemployment online

State of Massachusetts COVID-19 website and updates

Federal Resources

Loans Available for Nonprofit Organizations in the CARES Act

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Updates

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Resources & Guidelines for Business

Small Business Administration Emergency Small Business Loans & Grants