What’s New


The Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission (CNHRPC), acting on behalf of the Mid-State Regional Coordinating Council (RCC) for Community Transportation, announces the availability of Federal funds to support transportation services for elderly persons and persons with disabilities.  New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) intends to make available $110,094 in funding for FTA 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities projects (Formula Funding) and $128,184 in funding for FTA 5310 Purchase of Service (POS) projects supporting the goals of the 2006 plan “Statewide Coordination of Community Transportation Services”.

FTA 5310 projects submitted for consideration should support the strategies designed to address gaps in service as outlined in the “Coordinated Transit – Human Services Transportation Plan for Belknap County and the Central NH Region”. The Coordinated Plan can be found at www.cnhrpc.org/transportation/projects-a-studies/coordinated-transportation-plan.html. FTA 5310 capital projects require a twenty percent non-Federal match and operations projects require a fifty percent non-Federal match.  It is anticipated that those projects submitted by the Mid-State RCC and selected by NHDOT for funding will begin July 1, 2015.

A meeting of the Mid-State RCC will be held on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 1:00PM to discuss and evaluate potential projects to be submitted for funding.  The meeting will be held at the Centennial Senior Center Conference Room, 254 North State Street, Concord New Hampshire (public transit available). Individuals requiring assistance or special arrangements to attend this meeting or those seeking additional information should contact Dean Williams, Transportation Planner at (603) 226-6020 or by email dwilliams@cnhrpc.org.

Jan 15

DRAFT Central NH Regional Plan 2015

 The Central New Hampshire Regional Commission (CNHRPC) has recently completed the development of the DRAFT Central New Hampshire Regional Plan 2015. A copy can be found below:

Chapter 1: Regional Story
Chapter 2: Vision
Chapter 3: Implementation
hapter 4: Housing
Chapter 5: Economic Development
Chapter 6: Transportation
Chapter 7: Natural Resources Part One
Chapter 7: Natural Resources Part Two
Chapter 8: Weather Hazards
Chapter 9: Energy
Appendix A: Exisiting Conditions
Appendix B: Housing Data

Interested parties are invited to and submit comments regarding the DRAFT Plan to:

28 Commercial Street, Suite 3
Concord, NH 03301
Email: jmock@cnhrpc.org

 A Public Hearing on the DRAFT Central New Hampshire Regional Plan 2015 was held on Thursday, December 11, 2014.  Consideration of the Plan will be on the February 12, 2015 CNHRPC Full Commission meeting agenda.

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

The CEDS is a comprehensive economic development strategy for the 20-community CNHRPC region, plus five towns within the Southern New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission region (Bedford, Goffstown, Hooksett, New Boston and Weare). Its purpose is to present various economic and demographic data and to identify common strengths and weaknesses, as well as projects and strategies to strengthen the local economy.  The CEDS was approved by the Full Commission on October 9, 2014.