The Lakes Region Planning Commission is a unique association of local governments that provides comprehensive planning services to meet the diverse needs of New Hampshire's Lakes Region. Our mission is to provide effective planning, in order to achieve and sustain a quality environment, a dynamic economy, and local cultural values by supporting community efforts through leadership, education, technical assistance, information, advocacy, coordination and responsive representation.

  • Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee

    USDA accepting applications for Rural Broadband Program

    * through September 30 *

    Non-profit, for-profit, cooperative, and government entities may apply for financing to construct, improve, and acquire facilities or equipment that will provide broadband services to eligible rural areas. Loan amounts range from $100,000 to $25,000,000.

    USDA Rural Development supports rural broadband through this program and seeks applications from entities working to strengthen the capacity of rural communities through increasing the availability of broadband.

  • NHDOT Bridge Work Continues in Meredith — Sep 4 through Nov 2

    Meredith Route 3 Bridge over Mill Stream

    NHDOT bridge deck repair project will require temporary lane shifts and restrictions in order to be completed. Traffic on US Route 3 near the bridge will be restricted to one lane northbound and one lane southbound.

    The turning lanes on NH 25 at the traffic signals, left-hand turns on to US 3, are reduced to one left-hand turn lane only. 


  • Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD)

    Call for Projects Application Period:  July 16 – October 15

    EFLHD will be conducting another Call for Projects for the Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) in New Hampshire for Federal Fiscal Years (FY) 2020 through FY 2022.  All final project approvals will be contingent upon the availability of funds in the year for which they are being requested.  
    Funding beyond 2020 is dependent on reauthorization of the Access Program by Congress.


    The Call for Projects application period opens July 16, 2018 and runs through October 15, 2018An estimated total of $1.1M will be available for programming in NH. 


    2019 Conservation Grants Available

    DApplication Due Date:  September 14 

    Contact the NH SCC Grant Administrator, Dea Brickner-Wood, with questions and to discuss grant proposals:  nh-conservation-committee@nh.gov or 603.868.6112 

  • Mid-State Regional Coordinating Council (RCC):
    Needs Assessment for Coordinated Transportation Plan
    Mid-State Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) is beginning the update to its Coordinated Transportation Plan. The first step is a Needs Assessment. 

    If you need transportation services or work with anyone who might need them, please take a few minutes to fill out this short, online 
    Transportation Needs Assessment Survey.

    If you'd prefer to print out a paper copy, here is a PDF of the survey. It can be returned to:

    Dean Williams dwilliams@cnhrpc.org
    Transportation Planner
    Central NH Regional Planning Commission

    28 Commercial Street, Suite 3
    Concord, NH 03301
  • NH Office of Strategic Initiatives
    Planning-Related Legislative Changes for 2018!

    See the summary for amendments to ZBA Voting Procedures and Termination of Expired Permits, a minor amendment to Right-to-Know law, and Matters of Preemption...

    2018 Legislative Summary
  • The NHMA 2018 Municipal Law Lectures Series begins September 26!
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       3 lectures  4 dates  |  4 locations

    Sep 26  |  Oct 3  |  Oct 10  |  Oct 20

    Register at the NHMA
  • NH Dept of Business & Economic Affairs
    Division of Economic Development

    Statewide Economic Development Planning Sessions
    September 24–28

    RSVP by Monday, September 17

    Register  |  Sessions Overview

    For questions or more information, please contact Josh Devine at josh.devine@fourtheconomy.com.
    You're Invited! The State of New Hampshire's Department of Business and Economic Affairs, through its Division of Economic Development, is developing a statewide economic development plan and they'd love to hear from you. Join your peers; state, regional and local leaders; and experts to discuss impactful strategies in one or more of the following three-hour working sessions.
    Space is limited. Please RSVP by Monday, September 17