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  • Johnson Hall
    OSI, Johnson Hall
  • Groton Hollow Forest Legacy Conservation Easement
    View of Groton Hollow Forest Legacy Conservation Easement from the adjacent Tenney Ridge wind turbine access road
  • 2016 Planning and Zoning Conference
    Opening Plenary Session of the 2016 Spring Planning and Zoning Conference
  • High tide flooding in Seabrook
    High tide flooding in Seabrook, September 2014
  • Furnace insulation
    Furnace insulation to increase efficiency as part of the federal weatherization program
  • An operating tulip farm on LCIP property in Orford, NH
    View of an operating tulip farm on an LCIP property in Orford, New Hampshire

Welcome

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

New Hampshire 10- Year Energy Strategy

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. pdf file
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.

Public Notice - Weatherization Program Annual Plan

April 13, 2018

The Office of Strategic Initiatives will hold a public hearing on the state's Weatherization Program Annual Plan on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:00am at the Office of Strategic Initiatives, 107 Pleasant Street 3rd Floor Conference Room, Concord, NH, 03301.

OSI releases VW Settlement Draft Mitigation Plan

April 10, 2018

Today, Governor Chris Sununu and Office of Strategic Initiatives Director Jared Chicoine announced the details of New Hampshire’s plan for the Volkswagen Settlement. Over the coming years, New Hampshire will be able to benefit from over $30million as a result of the settlement. The Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) and the Department of Environmental Services (DES) have put together a draft mitigation plan pdf file that will allow New Hampshire to replace some of our State’s oldest and dirtiest vehicles while providing savings for taxpayers.

2018 Local Officials Workshops

April 3, 2018

Presented by NH Municipal Association's Legal Services attorneys, these workshops provide municipal officials with tools and information to effectively serve their communities. Topics will include the Right-to-Know Law, ethics and conflicts, town governance, municipal roads, and more. Ample time allowed for questions, answers, and discussion. Various dates and locations.

Governor's Scholarship Program: Public Hearing

March 28, 2018

Governor's Scholarship Program: Public Hearing will be held Friday April 27, 2018 at 4:30pm at the State House in Executive Council Chambers (Room 207), 107 North Main Street Concord, NH 03301. Written Comment may be emailed to jared.chicoine@osi.nh.gov by 4:30pm on Friday, May 4, 2018. For questions contact Joe Doiron at 603-271-8341 or joseph.doiron@osi.nh.gov

New Hampshire Housing Releases its ADU Guide for Municipalities

January 29, 2018

New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority has completed its Accessory Dwelling Unit Guide for Municipalities. This guide assists municipalities in pro actively planning for the unique needs of each community, in light of the new ADU law’s requirements and options.

Updated OSI Handbooks for Local Officials Now Available

January 29, 2018

The 2017 editions of OSI’s planning and zoning handbooks are now available. These handbooks are designed to serve as an introduction to the organization, powers, duties, and procedures of Planning Boards and Board of Adjustment in New Hampshire. They are resources to acquaint board members and others with the basic responsibilities of the Planning Board and the Board of Adjustment and to suggest procedures by which the work of the boards can be carried out in a fair and effective manner.

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NH Office of Strategic Initiatives
Governor Hugh J. Gallen State Office Park
Johnson Hall, 3rd Floor  |  107 Pleasant Street  |  Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2155  |  fax: (603) 271-2615