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Who Funds and Hires The Commission To Complete Work?

Member Municipalities

Advance Transit

Community Alliance Transportation Services

Connecticut River Joint Commissions

Dartmouth Hitchcock Healthy Eating Active Living Initiative

Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Eastman Community Association

Endowment for Health

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Management Performance Grants through NH Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management

Federal Emergency Management Agency, Pre-Disaster Mitigation Planning through NH Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management

Grafton County Economic Development Council

Granite United Way

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

New Hampshire Housing

Society for the Protection of NH Forests

Southern Windsor Regional Planning Commission

State of New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, Hazardous Waste Cleanup Fund

State of New Hampshire Office of Energy and Planning

Upper Valley Housing Coalition

US Department of Agriculture, Solid Waste Management Grant

US Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications & Information Administration

US Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program

US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Community Challenge Planning Grant

US Environmental Protection Agency, Brownfields Grant

US Environmental Protection Agency, Section 604(b) Water Quality Management Planning Grant through NH Department of Environmental Services

US Federal Highways Administration, Safe Routes to School through NH Department of Transportation

US Federal Highways Administration, Scenic Byways Program through NH Department of Transportation

US Federal Highways Administration, Section 5304, Statewide Planning & Research Program through NH Department of Transportation

US Park Service

US Federal Transit Administration, Section 5310, Statewide Planning & Research Program through NH Department of Transportation

US Federal Transit Administration, Section 5317, New Freedoms Program through NH Department of Transportation

Vital Communities

How the Commission is Funded

The Commission is funded through a variety of state, federal, local and private sources.

Each member municipalities provides funding to the regional planning commission consistent with RSA 36:49.

The majority of funding comes from federal programs that are contracted through NH state agencies (federal pass-through) such as the NH Department of Transportation. The Commission continuously looks for new resources that best serve the needs of the municipalities within the region. Private and non-profit foundation funding has been successfully attained from partners such as the NH Endowment of Health and from organizations that are finding the expertise of the Commission beneficial to the efficiency of their own organization such as the Eastman Community Association.

You can sort our projects by Funders by clicking on the "Search Projects"on the Projects page or use the icon above.

The Commission continues to increase its contracts with municipalities around the region demonstrating both a need for these services and confidence in the professional work that the Commission provides. The graph below shows the increase in municipal contracts over the past few years as a percent of the total budget for each year.

Municipal dues are extremely important to the Commission not only to demonstrate support of the services that the Commission can provide, but to allow the Commission to draw other sources to the region. Generally, approximatley 50% of municipal dues are used in this manner. The Commission also uses these funds to assist the municipalities directly through the Service Incentive Program and to provide direct technical assistance to communities. Other resources to provide free assistance to our region's communities are very limited. The Commission recieves very little funding from the state. It is anticipated that 1% of the Commission's budget will be from state sources in 2012, and those resources additionally require specified work products.

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