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Municipal Technical Assistance Grant (MTAG)

Grants to New Hampshire Municipalities to Improve
Zoning Regulations to Meet Citizens' Needs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Plan New Hampshire (NH)

Deadline Date:

05/06/19 5:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 to New Hampshire municipalities to improve local zoning regulations in support of providing diverse housing options to meet the needs of residents. Funding is intended to hire planning consultants to assist in the evaluation and amendment of current regulations. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to communities that demonstrate a need and readiness for their project.

Grantee municipalities may use MTAG grants to hire qualified consultants, which may include members of their regional planning commission, to conduct proposed project work. Documentation of the qualifications of the individual(s) with whom the municipality will be working must be included in the application.

A consultant’s costs may include time, direct costs associated with the project, and indirect costs reasonably attributable to the project.

Funds may be used for hiring a consultant to:
- Review current zoning and related regulations related to housing. and
- Re-write those regulations to permit a wider range of choices in home location, design, and price-point and
- Write new zoning regulations to support a wider range of choices of where people can live according to their wants and needs.

Funds may be used for surveys – both online and in person. However, sessions or other group discussions where there can be real dialog around this issue are required.

For eligible projects, see:

For more information about the MTAG Program and Community Engagement, see

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179753

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants range from $5,000 to $20,000. A 25% cash match is required.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant eligibility is strictly limited to incorporated New Hampshire cities and towns (“municipalities”).

Grant funds may not be used:
- For the acquisition of property.
- To pay for municipal staff or equipment.
- To pay for food, unless food is available to all attendees at a publicly noticed meeting (e.g., a listening session). MTAG or Match Funds for food may not exceed 2.5% of the total project budget.

Pre-Application Information:

All components of your application must be compiled into one PDF file and sent, via email or Dropbox, to Plan NH no later than 5 PM on May 6, 2019.

Match Requirement Details:
Applicants must demonstrate a cash match commitment of 25% of requested MTAG Program grant funds. For example, if an applicant requests an MTAG Program grant of $10,000 for a project, it must demonstrate a local cash match commitment of $2,500.

Grant money will be dispersed as reimbursements. Program communities will submit copies of program invoices, which have been paid, and Plan NH will reimburse from MTAG funds up to the amount requested.

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to

Any other inquiries may be directed to:
Robin LeBlanc

PO Box 1105
Portsmouth, NH 03802

21 Daniel Street 2nd floor
c/o GPI
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire