Who can apply for LCHIP funding?
Towns, cities and counties (political subdivisions of the state) and qualified not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding from LCHIP. See a more detailed explanation under the “Grant Programs” tab.
When can recipients start working on a funded project, and what is the deadline for completion?
Funding for natural resource acquisition projects is available three months following grant award, and are allowed eighteen months from grant award to complete the project. Historic rehabilitation and preservation planning projects may not begin work until at least two months after grant award, and are allowed twenty-four months to complete the project.
How can a municipality/non-profit apply for funding?
Potential applicants should review the program specific information under the “Grant Programs” tab to learn about the grant process.
Who decides which projects get funded?
Grant applications are reviewed by the LCHIP staff and resource-specific Review Panels consisting of volunteers with deep experience in historic preservation and land conservation. The LCHIP Board of Directors makes the final decisions on all grant funding.
How does LCHIP decide which proposals to fund?
LCHIP grants are awarded to land conservation and historic preservation projects in large and small communities all over the state. LCHIP's enabling legislation (RSA 227-M) establishes criteria that guide the LCHIP Board of Directors in making grant award decisions.
How long does it take to complete an average project?
Every project is different. Land conservation projects are allowed eighteen months from grant award to closing, while historic preservation projects are allowed twenty-four months.