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    OSI, Johnson Hall
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    View of Groton Hollow Forest Legacy Conservation Easement from the adjacent Tenney Ridge wind turbine access road
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    Opening Plenary Session of the 2016 Spring Planning and Zoning Conference
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    High tide flooding in Seabrook, September 2014
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    Furnace insulation to increase efficiency as part of the federal weatherization program
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    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.

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Announcements and Notices

Funds Available October 1st Through Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Program

October 5, 2020

A Round 1 Request for Proposals (RFP) administered by NHDES through the State Clean Diesel Grant Program, will open on October 1st. NHDES will have approximately $750,000 of funding available through the Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) program. This Program provides partial funding for local/state governments and businesses operating in NH to reduce emissions through idle reduction technologies, exhaust controls, and/or replacement of older on- or off-road diesel engines/vehicles/equipment. Round 1 RFP applications will be accepted through November 16th at 4PM. If funding remains, proposals submitted after November 16, but by Tuesday, January 19, 2021 will also be considered.

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

September 3, 2020

The Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) will conduct a public hearing, to be held remotely, regarding the State’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Block Grant (LIHEAP) Annual Plan. pdf file This grant is effective for the fiscal year October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021.

OSI Planning Division Publishes Data and Maps Webpage

Septembr 1, 2020

The New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) Planning Division has published a summary of the data and maps produced or compiled by the OSI Planning Division and by other state agencies and organizations on its website. Data and maps produced/compiled by NHOSI include the NH Flood Hazards Viewer, Municipal/County/Regional Planning Commission Map pdf file, links to all 234 municipal websites throughout the state, the Municipal Land Use Regulation Survey Interactive Map and subject specific tables, county-level meals and rooms tax data, statewide population estimates and projections, municipal building permit data, and municipal-level American Survey Data organized by subject for 2014 – 2018.

OSI Publishes 2019 New Hampshire Municipal Population Estimates

July 16, 2020

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, 2019. Statewide, New Hampshire had an estimated population of 1,359,711 on July 1, 2019. For a breakdown of the 2019 population estimates by county and municipality as well as a description of the methodology used for calculating the population estimates see 2019 Population Estimates of New Hampshire Cities and Towns pdf file.

OSI Planning Division Publishes Resources for Planning Boards and Zoning Boards of Adjustment During the COVID-19 Outbreak

April 10, 2020

The New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) Planning Division has published a web page with up-to-date information, resources, and training for planning and zoning board members and staff members to utilize during the COVID-19 outbreak. The website will updated as new resources become available.

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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