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
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.
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.
April 13, 2018
Registration for the Conference is currently full. If you are interested in attending and would like to be placed on the waiting list, please click on the link above. For those who have already registered and need to cancel, please contact us by 4 pm on April 20, 2018. Registration and payments after April 20 are final.
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 that will allow New Hampshire to replace some of our State’s oldest and dirtiest vehicles while providing savings for taxpayers.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 4:30pm on Friday, May 4, 2018. For questions contact Joe Doiron at 603-271-8341 or email@example.com
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.
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.