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    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


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

2019 DERA Program

October 14, 2019

For the federal fiscal year 2019 (October 2019 through September 2020), New Hampshire's State Clean Diesel Program under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funding is being matched with Volkswagen Trust funds, ensuring that the state qualifies for the federal match bonus. New Hampshire's total State Clean Diesel and Volkswagen match funding for Federal Fy 2019 is approximatley $790,000. The project proposal requests are now available through November 12.

OSI Publishes 2018 Municipal Land Use Regulation Survey Results

October 4, 2019

In accordance with RSA 675:9, the New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) Planning Division announces the release of the 2018 results of the New Hampshire Municipal Land Use Regulation Annual Survey. The 2018 survey was completed by all 234 municipalities as well as nine village districts with zoning authority and Coos County, which has zoning authority over 23 unincorporated places in the North Country. A community-by-community snapshot, interactive map, and summary of the results are available on the Municipal Land Use Regulation Annual Survey page.

The NH Silver Jackets Team Releases the Flood Hazards Handbook for Municipal Officials

October 3, 2019

The NH Silver Jackets Team, which includes representation from the NH Office of Strategic Initiatives, announces the release of the Flood Hazards Handbook for Municipal Officials. This new publication which is designed to help NH communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from floods is now available for download from the NH Silver Jackets website. The NH Silver Jackets is a state-led team formed in 2015 which brings together state and federal agencies to focus on flood risk management issues that affect local communities. The team includes representatives from over 15 agencies and programs.

OSI Publishes 2018 New Hampshire Municipal Population Estimates

August 9, 2019

In accordance with RSA 78-A:25, the New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) has calculated population estimates for New Hampshire’s 234 communities as of July 1, 2018. For a breakdown of the 2018 population estimates by county and municipality as well as a description of the methodology used for calculating the population estimates see 2018 Population Estimates of New Hampshire Cities and Towns pdf file.

Public Hearing: State of New Hampshire's State Plan for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Block Grant (LIHEAP)

July 29, 2019

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) pdf file. This grant is effective for the fiscal year October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020. Those persons wishing to present testimony for LIHEAP should notify the Office of Strategic Initiatives, 107 Pleasant Street, Johnson Hall, Concord, NH 03301, in advance and submit a copy of the testimony. A copy of the proposed plan for LIHEAP may be obtained by contacting OSI, or viewed at the location on the day of the hearing. Please contact Tracy Desmarais, Fuel Assistance Program Administrator at OSI at (603) 271-2155 for further information regarding LIHEAP.

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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