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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

New Hampshire Floodplain Management Program Publishes Updated Floodplain Management Model Ordinances

November 14, 2018

The NH Floodplain Management Program is pleased to announce the release of the State’s updated Model Floodplain Management Ordinances. In addition, an accompanying notes document for each ordinance and a companion Menu of Higher Floodplain Regulation Standards were developed. All of the documents can be found on OSI’s Regulations page.

New Hampshire State Data Center Begins 2020 Census Preparations

November 12, 2018

The NH State Data Center, which works in collaboration with the U.S. Census Bureau to collect and disseminate data, has unveiled its 2020 Census web page. The 2020 Census page provides a timeline of key events leading up to the April 1, 2020 Census; available job opportunities at the Concord, NH 2020 Census field office, which is scheduled to open in February/March 2019; and information on how communities can form complete count committees.

OSI Publishes 2017 New Hampshire Municipal Population Estimates

August 2, 2018

In accordance with RSA 78-A:25, the Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) has calculated population estimates for New Hampshire's 234 communities as of July 1, 2017. For a breakdown of the 2017 population estimates by county and municipality as well as a description of the methodology used for calculating the population estimates see 2017 Population Estimates of New Hampshire Cities and Towns. pdf file

OSI Public Meeting on New Hampshire's State Plan for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Block Grant (LIHEAP)

July 31, 2018

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) on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Office of Strategic Initiatives, 107 Pleasant Street, Johnson Hall, Concord, NH 03301. Additional details can be found on the August 15, 2018 Public Meeting Notice. pdf file

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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