2022 Grant Recipients

Monkman NHLKS D10309 rdxGovernor Sununu announced $4.3 million in matching grants to support thirty-four land conservation and historic preservation projects across the state by the New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP). The grants will assist municipalities, non-profit organizations and community groups in rehabilitating 17 historic structures and permanently conserving more than 2,700 acres of farm, timber, and ecologically significant land in all ten counties of the state.

"It’s just fantastic that the state, through LCHIP, is able to award $4.3 million to these locally-driven conservation and rehabilitation projects," said Governor Chris Sununu. "Our state is rich in cultural and natural heritage. Preserving that heritage is a tribute to the past and a gift to the future.”

“I have seen firsthand how LCHIP directly supports local historic preservation and land conservation projects – projects that support local jobs, preserve traditional craftsmanship, enhance our local tax base, promote tourism, and improve the quality of life for folks who live here,” said Governor Sununu. “LCHIP protects New Hampshire’s very identity, and I couldn’t be happier to be here celebrating that today."

LCHIP Board Chair Ben Wilcox (President and General Manager of Cranmore Mountain Resort), remarked, “It’s such a pleasure to once again gather in person here in Concord to support the efforts of these organizations to preserve our state’s heritage. The grants announced today and the projects they support, represent the heart of the Granite State. They mean the preservation of our history, our culture, and our stories for generations to come.”

LCHIP Executive Director Paula Bellemore observed, “LCHIP is one of the most competitive grant programs in the state. This year we received 55 applications requesting $7.8 million in grant funding, with only $4.3 million available. I am grateful for the 17 conservation and preservation experts who each volunteered over 100 hours reading proposals and crisscrossing the state visiting project sites, and for LCHIP’s Board of Directors who carefully considered each proposal before making the difficult funding decisions.”

LCHIP grant recipients are required to match each dollar contributed by LCHIP with a minimum of one additional dollar, and to complete the funded projects according to the program’s rigorous standards. This year’s awards of $4.3 million will be matched by more than $23 million from other public and private sources, infusing a total of more than $27 million into the state’s economy in direct project activity. Recipients will be expected to completed the funded work within two years.

The complete list of 2022 Grant Recipients.

The complete list of 2021 Grant Recipients.

The complete list of 2020 Grant Recipients.

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