New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program

Administering Agency

New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Investment Program

Purpose

To conserve and preserve the state’s most important natural, cultural, and historic resources through the acquisition of lands, and cultural and historic resources. 

Who Can Participate

A municipality or other political subdivision of the state of New Hampshire.

How it Works

In September 2000, the New Hampshire Land & Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) was formed. LCHIP is an independent state authority that makes matching grants to New Hampshire communities and non-profits to conserve the state’s most important natural, cultural and historic resources. LCHIP receives an appropriation from the New Hampshire legislature for grant making. All appropriated funds go directly to projects. LCHIP funds will cover, on average, 20 percent of the project cost. LCHIP also receives $6 from each sale of each conservation license plate (Moose Plate). Sixty percent of administrative costs are paid for through license plate funds and the remaining forty percent as interest earned from the Trust Fund.

How to Get More Information

Contact Deborah Turcott

603-224-4113

Visit the NH Land and Community Heritage Investment Program website

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