Announcing InvestNH Municipal Planning & Zoning Grants
July 27, 2022
As part of Governor Sununu’s $100 million InvestNH initiative, $5 million has been allocated to provide grants to municipalities to analyze and update their land use regulations to help increase housing development opportunities. The NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs has contracted with New Hampshire Housing to administer this program.
This program will fully launch on August 5, 2022, when application information will be available. Any municipality is eligible to apply. Grants will be used to hire consultants to support and study zoning or other regulatory causes of a lack of affordable housing, identify potential changes to local land use regulations, and/or establish or update those regulations in response to those findings. Community engagement will be an important part of municipal work under these grants.
Two types of grants will be available. A municipality may be awarded both types of grants.