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Grant funding opportunities identified by OEP (but not necessarily representing all grant opportunities currently available.)

Grant Funding Opportunities

July 1, 2016

Source Water Protection Grants

Project funding is available from the Department of Environmental Services to develop and implement programs to protect existing sources of public drinking water. The grants are available to water suppliers, municipalities, regional planning agencies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, conservation districts, and state agencies. Applicants can receive up to $20,000 for projects to protect drinking water sources, including watershed planning, delineation of protection areas, assessment of threats to water supply sources, implementation, and source security.The application packet is available now to provide sufficient lead time for applicants to work with stakeholders and obtain compelling letters of commitment, which will be needed for some projects to score well in the competition for limited funds.

Grant applications are due on November 1, 2016.

June 3, 2016

Notice of Funding Opportunity - Design Solutions For Coastal Resilience pdf file

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Coastal Program has targeted funds available for projects that enhance coastal resilience to current and future hazards.

Each year, coastal communities in New Hampshire experience flooding and coastal storm damages to property, infrastructure, natural resources, and cultural resources, along with associated economic disruptions. These impacts are already - and are projected to continue - intensifying and expanding with the effects of climate change. In order to prepare for coastal hazards, communities need to find new and creative ways to inform residents about risks and vulnerabilities and incorporate resiliency into capital improvements, natural resource protection, and historic preservation. To help communities prepare for coastal hazards, the NHDES Coastal Program is launching the Design Solutions for Coastal Resilience grant program. These funds are intended to support communication to increase understanding of coastal hazards as well as planning, design, permitting, and construction projects that minimize hazards and enhance community coastal resilience. Projects must take place within one or more of the 17 Coastal Zone communities.

Proposals must be emailed to [email protected] by 4:00 pm EDT on Thursday, July 21, 2016.

May 27, 2016

CDGB Funds for Housing and Public Facilities

The Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) is now accepting applications for the second round of 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing and Public Facilities funds. Approximately $1.9 million in CDBG funds is estimated to be available for this round, pending receipt of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding agreement for 2016.

All applications for CDBG Housing and Public Facilities grants must be received by CDFA by 4:00 PM on Monday, July 25, 2016.

November 2, 2015

UNH Business Retention and Expansion Program (BR&E)

The Program is designed to help communities move their economic development agenda forward by learning how to support existing businesses and give them a platform for growth within the community. Cooperative Extension staff will work with local communities to research, prioritize and implement a BR&E program and will train community leaders and volunteers. The long-term outcome is job retention, business expansion, local leadership development and a stronger sense of community. If your community is interested or you would like more information please contact AndrĂ© Garron, Regional Economic Development Specialist for UNH Cooperative Extension at [email protected] or call 862-5171.

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NH Office of Energy and Planning
Governor Hugh J. Gallen State Office Park
Johnson Hall, 3rd Floor  |  107 Pleasant Street  |  Concord, NH 03301
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