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Plan NH 2019 Municipal Technical Assistance Grant (MTAG) to Increase Housing Options Now Available

Applications are due May 6, 2019

2019-03-26

Plan NH has announced their 2019 Municipal Technical Assistance Grant (MTAG) Program to assist municipalities who are looking to increase housing opportunities but may need to modify zoning regulations to do so. For example, a community may want places to live in the town center, but current zoning does not allow it. Or, people may be looking for denser neighborhoods of smaller homes, but current zoning does not allow it.

Grants range from a minimum of $5,000 to a maximum of $20,000. A cash match of 25% is required. Community outreach and engagement is required. Funds are available to for hiring a consultant to:

  • Assist in identifying the community‚Äôs housing needs.
  • Review current zoning and related regulations related to housing.
  • Rewrite regulations to permit a wider range of choices in home location, design, and/or price-point.
  • Write new zoning regulations to support a wider range of choices of where people can live according to their wants and needs.

Applications are due on May 6, 2019.

Additional details, including full applications, are available at: http://plannh.org/nh-municipal-technical-assistance-grant-program

Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC) is available to assist interested municipalities in developing project scopes and applications, provide technical assistance with updating or changing zoning regulations, and/or facilitating community outreach and engagement activities.

If your community is interested in understanding its housing wants and needs, and how to achieve them we are here to help. Please feel free to contact Tim Roache (troache@rpc-nh.org; 778-0885), RPC Executive Director, with any questions.