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
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. This grant is effective for the fiscal year October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021.
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 , 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.
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 .
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.