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  • Johnson Hall
    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

Registration Open for NHMA/OSI Fall Land Use Law Conference on October 5, 2019 in Concord

August 20, 2019

The New Hampshire Municipal Association (NHMA) and the New Hampshire Office of Strategic Initiatives (OSI) will be co-hosting the Fall 2019 Land Use Law Conference on Saturday October 5th at the Holiday Inn in Concord. The full day workshop is intended for municipal officials with an interest in or responsibility for municipal land use regulation including members of planning and zoning boards, planners, land use administrators, select boards, town and city councilors, building inspectors, code enforcement officers and public works personnel. Registration is $100 and includes continental breakfast, lunch, and program materials. Space is limited, so we recommend registering as soon as possible.

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