InvestNH Municipal Planning & Zoning Grants

This program is administered by:

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The response to the InvestNH Municipal Planning and Zoning Grants Program has been very strong, and consequently, the current allocation of program funding is almost fully obligated for the Housing Opportunity Planning (HOP) Grants. The HOP Steering Committee is glad to review your application so as not to delay its review if additional funds become available. Please note that applications will be reviewed in the order they are submitted.

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.   

Cities and towns will use these grants to 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.  


These projects are being supported by, in whole or in part, federal award number SLFRP0145 awarded to the State of New Hampshire by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.