Official website of the New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives.
OSI provides information, data and guidance to assist decision-makers on issues pertaining to development, land protection, energy use and community planning. We guide the state's future growth through public policy development, education, research, and partnership building. This site provides information on our many programs.
Announcements and Notices
August 2, 2018
In accordance with RSA 78-A:25, the Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) has calculated population estimates for New Hampshire's 234 communities as of July 1, 2017. For a breakdown of the 2017 population estimates by county and municipality as well as a description of the methodology used for calculating the population estimates see 2017 Population Estimates of New Hampshire Cities and Towns.
OSI Public Meeting on New Hampshire's State Plan for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Block Grant (LIHEAP)
July 31, 2018
The Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) will conduct a public hearing to accept testimony and comments on the State of New Hampshire's State Plan for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Block Grant (LIHEAP) on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Office of Strategic Initiatives, 107 Pleasant Street, Johnson Hall, Concord, NH 03301. Additional details can be found on the August 15, 2018 Public Meeting Notice.
July 17, 2018
The NH GIS Technical Advisory Committee Task Force is developing a long-term plan for regular acquisition of statewide aerial imagery that will meet the needs of GIS data users throughout New Hampshire. We are seeking input from GIS data users concerning their current and expected future use of statewide aerial imagery and desired technical specifications for the applications they support. You are encouraged to represent the needs of your organization, town, or agency by completing an online Aerial Imagery Needs Assessment Survey. The survey will be open through August 31, 2018. In addition to the survey, we will be hosting input sessions around the state – providing participants with an opportunity to offer further input for the needs assessment as well as to learn about how aerial imagery is currently being used in New Hampshire and how to access current statewide aerial imagery and GIS data.
May 25, 2018
OSI will be holding free three-hour Floodplain Administrator 101 training workshops for local community officials in three locations in the state this summer. The workshops are intended for community officials who administer and enforce floodplain regulations, review applications and/or issue permits for development in floodplain areas, and for other community officials who are interested in learning more about a community’s responsibilities as a participant in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Get the details about times, locations and how to RSVP in our Training Flyer.
April 17, 2018
Pursuant to RSA 4-E:1,the Office of Strategic Initiatives was required to review the 10-year State Energy Strategy and consider any necessary updates. This process was completed April 2018 with the release of the revised 10-year State Energy Strategy.
This process required an opportunity for public comment as well as consultation with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the House Science, Technology and Energy Committee.