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.
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.
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.
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.