COVID-19 Resource Guide for Granite Staters and Small Businesses

Granite Staters and small businesses face unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and Senator Maggie Hassan and her office are here to help in any way we can. On this portal, you can find links to a variety of resources for common COVID-19 challenges. If you need further assistance, please call Senator Hassan’s Manchester office at 603-622-2204 or click here to send a written request for assistance.

In addition, New Hampshire has established a hotline that Granite Staters can call for general questions about the COVID-19 pandemic by dialing 211 or 1-866-444-4211.

As we work to slow the spread of this deadly virus, all of us have a role to play. Please help do your part by remembering:

  1. Wear a mask.
  2. Practice social distancing.
  3. Wash your hands frequently.

Table of Contents:

Vaccine Guidance

NH COVID-19 Vaccine Plan Summary (NH DHHS)

Register for COVID-19 Vaccine in NH (NH Vaccine Portal or by calling 2-1-1 in NH)

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About NH's COVID-19 Vaccination Process (NH Vaccine FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination (CDC)

Unemployment Benefits and Job Search Assistance for Granite Staters

Information on New Hampshire Unemployment Benefits and FAQs (NH Employment Security)

Apply or File for Unemployment Benefits (NH Employment Security)

New Hampshire Job Search Portal (COVID-19 Response Recruitment)

New Hampshire Virtual Career Fairs (Career Fair Portal)

Economic Impact Payment Information

Information About the first Economic Impact Payment (IRS Information Center)

Information About the second Economic Impact Payment (Second EIP FAQs)

Information about the first Economic Impact Payment for Social Security Recipients (Economic Impact Payments Paid by the CARES Act)

Information about the second Economic Impact Payment for Social Security Recipients (Second Economic Impact Payment)

Information about the EIP Debit Card (EIP Card FAQ)

Check the Status of your first and/or second Payment (IRS Get My Payment Tool)

If you didn’t get your full Economic Impact Payment(s), you may be eligible to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit on your 2020 tax return, even if you don’t normally file taxes (Recovery Rebate Credit)

IRS Form 1040 and Form 1040-SR Instructions for claiming the Recovery Rebate Credit (Line 30 Recovery Rebate Credit)

Tax Assistance

Guide to Coronavirus Tax Relief (IRS)

IRS Operations and Potential Processing Delays During COVID-19 (What You Can Expect)

IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs (Get Free Tax Prep Help)

File Your Federal Taxes Online For Free (IRS Free File Programs)

For additional tax assistance, NH residents can call 2-1-1 or go to

Housing, Utilities, Food, and Other Financial Assistance for Individuals

Mortgage and Housing Assistance During the Coronavirus National Emergency (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)

HHS/CDC Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19 (CDC Eviction Moratorium FAQs)

Legal Assistance with Evictions and other COVID-Related Issues (NH Legal Aid)

Fuel Assistance, Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance, Meals on Wheels Programs, and other core programs offered by Community Action Agencies (CAP Lookup Tool)

Find a New Hampshire Food Bank Registered Agency Near You (Agency Search)

Apply for Cash, Medical, SNAP (Food Assistance), Child Care, Medicare Beneficiary and Long Term Care Assistance (NH Easy Gateway to Services)

New Hampshire Food Access Map – Find Local Food in NH (UNH Cooperative Extension)

Resources for Small Businesses

NH COVID-19 Business Resources Hub (Department of Business and Economic Affairs)

NH Small Business Development Center Resources (NH SBDC)

Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources (US Small Business Administration)

  • Paycheck Protection Program (SBA)
  • Frequently Asked Questions for Lenders and Borrowers participating in the Paycheck Protection Program (SBA)
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance (SBA)
  • SBA Debt Relief to Existing SBA Loan Borrowers (SBA)

Assistance for Small Businesses (US Department of the Treasury)

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SBA)

Resources For Granite Staters Who Experience Disabilities

Filing an education/IDEA complaint (New Hampshire Department of Education)

COVID-19 resources for schools, students, and families (U.S. Department of Education)

In state resources regarding special education (New Hampshire Parent Information Centers)

Vocational Rehabilitation – employment services for individuals experiencing disabilities (New Hampshire Department of Education)

Understanding your rights during COVID-19 (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

Filing an employment complaint (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

Assistance with Social Security Disability Insurance (New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services)

Assistance with legal needs for people who experience disabilities (New Hampshire Disability Rights Center)

American’s with Disabilities Act concerns (New Hampshire Governor’s Commission on Disability)

In-state resources (New Hampshire Council on Developmental Disabilities)

Student Loans

Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents (US Department of Education

Current Repayment Flexibilities and Your Federal Student Loans (US Department of Education)

Public Service Loan Forgiveness During the COVID-19 Emergency (US Department of Education)

Avoid Coronavirus-Related Student Loan Scams (US Department of Education)

Veteran Resources

COVID-19 Vaccines at the VA (US Department of Veterans Affairs)

White River Junction VA Medical Center COVID-19 Vaccine Info (WRJ VAMC)

White River Junction VA Medical Center Current Operating Status (WRJ VAMC)

Manchester VA Medical Center COVID-19 Vaccine Info (Manchester VAMC)

Manchester VAMC Current Operating Status (Manchester VAMC)

Coronavirus FAQs: What Veterans Need to Know (US Department of Veterans Affairs)

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Survivors

Victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who need support should call the confidential 24/7 statewide New Hampshire hotline for domestic violence at 1-866-644-3574 and sexual assault at 1-800-277-5570.

Mental Health

New Hampshire COVID-19 Information & Resources (National Alliance on Mental Illness)


Emergency Broadband Benefit: Helping Households Connect During The Pandemic (FCC)

International Travel

COVID-19 Traveler Information (US Department of State)

Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Travel and COVID-19 (CDC)

Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States (CDC)

How You Can Help

New Hampshire Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (NH Responds)

Volunteer Opportunities to Assist NH Non-Profit Organizations (Volunteer NH)

Donate or Sell COVID-19 Supplies to the State (NH Economy)

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