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New Hampshire

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Local Planning Grants Available in New Hampshire

Cities can apply for grants of up to $30,000 to provide technical assistance in revising local land-use regulations, as well as for communities wanting to create neighborhood heritage districts or those looking to adopt inclusionary zoning ordinances.

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Groups Get $5.4 Million in Development Tax Credits

Sixteen New Hampshire groups collectively receive $5.4 million in tax credits through the state's Community Development Investment Program (CDIP). The funding will leverage an estimated $42 million in development. CDIP allows businesses to invest cash, securities, or property to fund economic or co...

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NH CDBG Planning Grants Back Infrastructure Studies

Three $12,000 state CDBG planning grants are financing infrastructure improvement feasibility studies in New Hampshire. The state-formed nonprofit Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) approves the awards to the towns of Gorham, Belmont and Plymouth, providing local officials to gauge whet...

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State and Local Briefs

New Hampshire: Rochester City Council will use some of its $225,961 in Community Development Block Grant funding to restore a balcony at its old Opera House. The council already approved a transfer of $86,000 from other projects to repair the balcony. and will use $95,000 of the expected CDBG money ...

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NH 'Incubators' Get $340,000 in CDBG Funds

Three economic development incubators in New Hampshire receive Community Development Block Grant funds totaling $340,000 to boost microenterprise efforts, a.ka., "incubator businesses." Officials say the initial requests were for $475,000, but that had to be reduced due to congressional CD...

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State and Local Briefs

California: San Francisco city officials, the San Francisco Giants baseball franchise and the Port of San Francisco propose new development on 27 acres adjacent to theĀ Giants' AT&T Park. The plans for Mission Rock are being hailed as one of the largest urban mixed-use projects in the nation. If...

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(STATES) KY, NH, WY Considering Changing CDBG Uses after Disasters

Parts of Kentucky, New Hampshire and Wyoming are declared disaster areas, leaving state officials considering options to aid homeowners and low-income renters who lost homes, including using existing and future Community Development Block Grant funds to cover repair costs. President Obama declared ...

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(FY 2011) Budget Sets Northern Border Commission at 2010 Funding Level

Wording in the new FY 2011 budget bill (HR 1473) that failed to mention the fledgling Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) turns out to be a good thing, as it means the group will receive in FY 2011 the same $1.5 million it distributed in FY 2010. The funding thwarts House Republican efforts ...

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(STATES) NH Officials Seek CDBG Training Proposals

New Hampshire state officials are seeking proposals to conduct two one-day training sessions on administering Community Development Block Grant funds later this year. A deadline of 4:30 p.m., Feb. 14 is set to submit applications to the state Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) in Concor...

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(GREEN BUILDING) Home Energy Efficiency Programs Offering More Incentives

More than half of the whole-home energy retrofit programs in the United States offer free energy audits, and slightly more than half offer financing to pay for the cost of an energy efficiency retrofit, according to a new study by the National Home Performance Council. The study covers the 126 prog...

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