Grants and Funding Opportunities

Grants and Funding Opportunities

Following are known grants and funding opportunities for municipalities served by Nashua Regional Planning Commission. NRPC can assist our member communities with applying for and administering potential grants to implement their distinct goals. 

We welcome input!
Send suggestions for additions/deletions to the list to Kristin Wardner. Please note this page is not all-inclusive and is new as of February 2023 and still being populated.

InvestNH Housing Opportunity Planning (HOP) Grants
Application dates vary - refer to the website for specifics.
InvestNH Housing Opportunity Planning (HOP) Grants are for municipalities to hire consultants to work on one or more of the three phases of regulatory change: Needs Analysis and Planning Grants, Regulatory Audit Grants, and Regulatory Development Grants. 

NH Clean Diesel Grant Program
Applications due by March 31, 2023
NHDES has over $900,000 available through the NH Clean Diesel Grant Program for cities, towns, businesses, school districts, and more. Eligible projects include replacing diesel vehicles/engines/equipment with newer diesel models or models that run on alternative fuels or electricity, installing idle reduction technology, and other activities which reduce diesel emissions. Once approved, projects must be completed by September 30, 2024. 

Community Center Investment Program
Applications due by April 21, 2023
CDFA continues to work with the Governor’s Office for Emergency Relief & Recovery (GOFERR) to advance the development of the Community Center Investment Program. The program will provide resources to nonprofits and municipalities to improve community spaces across the state. Click the link to find new program materials along with information on how to sign-up for upcoming Community Center Investment Program webinars.

Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program (CFI Program)
Applications due by May 30, 2023

The Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program (CFI Program) is a new competitive grant program created by President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to strategically deploy publicly accessible electric vehicle charging and alternative fueling infrastructure in the places people live and work – urban and rural areas alike – in addition to along designated Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFCs).  This program provides two funding categories of grants: (1) Community Charging and Fueling Grants (Community Program) and (2) Alternative Fuel Corridor Grants (Corridor Program). This NOFO offers up to $700 million from Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023.  

Webinars to share information about the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the CFI Program will be held on the following dates. Webinars are open to the public and registration is required.
Webinar #1: Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program - 3/21/23 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET
Registration Link:

Webinar #2: Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Grant Program - 3/22/23 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET
Registration Link:

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Additional Resources

NH Municipal Association: Federal Funding and Resources
NH Municipal Association maintains this webpage - it contains a wealth of information about current opportunities, resources to assist with finding grant programs, and more.

NH Dept. of Environmental Services Loans and Grants
NH Dept. of Environmental Services administers several loan and grant programs. NHDES programs also assist groups in obtaining funding for projects from myriad sources.

Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)

CDFA administers the State of New Hampshire’s annual federal allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds for eligible municipalities. The primary objective of the program is the development of viable communities by improving economic opportunities and meeting community revitalization needs, particularly for persons of low and moderate income.

CDFA directly awards Community Development Block Grant resources to New Hampshire’s cities, towns, and counties, which often sub-grant the money to a nonprofit agency or other entity conducting the work. Funding for the Community Development Block Grant program is provided to New Hampshire through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.