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Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) - Planning (Feasibility) Grant

Grants to New Hampshire Municipalities
for Community Planning Feasibility Studies

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Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA)

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Grants of up to $12,000 to New Hampshire local government agencies for planning and feasibility studies related to community development activities. Eligible activities include preliminary engineering and architectural design, income surveys, market analysis, and cost estimate.

The objectives of a feasibility study grant are to determine whether or not a proposed Community Development Block Grant project is feasible and/or to recommend specific action(s) to be undertaken and that at least 51% of the intended beneficiaries will be of low or moderate income.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175620

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum amount awarded to a municipality for a planning grant is $12,000 a year (this total is not counted against CDBG awards in other catagories).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant recipients include any city, town, or county in New Hampshire that is not already a HUD entitlement community (these are Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth, Dover, and Rochester – which already receive an annual CDBG allocation from HUD).

Ineligible activities shall include:
(1) Final architectural and engineering designs;
(2) Municipal master plans;
(3) Construction; and
(4) Any other activity that the authority determines to be inconsistent with the national objectives in 42 U.S.C. 5304 (b) of the federal act.

Pre-Application Information:

To apply for funds, interested persons should review the CDBG Program Rules, Rules/Appendices, Application and Recent Awards to help you decide the best route to take in preparing your application.

The first round applications is due Monday, April 30, 2018.

The second round applications is due Wednesday, October 31, 2018.


CDBG Forms and Resources:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Meena Gyawali, Director of Community Development

New Hampshire Community
Development Finance Authority
14 Dixon Ave, Suite 102
Concord, NH 03301

P: 603-226-2170
F: 603-226-2816

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire: Statewide, excluding Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth, Dover, and Rochester