|NH Community Planning Grant Program
Grant Round 2
Grants of up to $30,000 will be available to NH communities to help work on land use regulations
What is CPG?
The Community Planning Grant Program (CPG) provides matching grants to New Hampshire's cities and towns to make changes to their land use regulations (zoning, subdivision and site plan regulations, etc.) to help improve the quality of life in our communities, foster economic development, and conserve natural and historic resources.
CPG is a voluntary and flexible program that provides financial resources to municipalities to respond to the needs and issues identified by the communities themselves - helping to fulfill grassroots planning initiatives. In Grant Round 1, 21 communities statewide were awarded a total of over $500,000 to create mixed-use zones and form-based codes, develop energy efficiency standards in building codes, establish provisions for accessory apartments, adopt conservation subdivision standards, and many others.
Grant Round 2
Details about Grant Round 2 are available on the NH Citizen Planner web site. This will include application instructions and information about grant-writing workshops to be held in early January. Grants will require a 25% local match (but only ¼ of that must be monetary; the balance can be volunteer time). Applications will be due in mid-February 2013. Grant Round 2 is likely to be the final funding opportunity through CPG.
The CPG Program is administered by New Hampshire Housing, a statewide public-benefit corporation created under state statute.
For more information and to be added to the CPG email list for program announcements and updates, contact Ben Frost at email@example.com or (603) 310-9361.