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
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: https://www.lisc.org/covid-19/small-business-assistance/small-business-relief-grants/)
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:
- National Restaurant Association Guidance on reopening with best practices and advice.
- City if Haverhill’s Options for Outdoor Usage by Restaurants
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
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