The New Hampshire (NH) Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) Coastal Program (NHCP), in partnership with the Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC), Strafford Regional Planning Commission (SRPC), University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension (UNHCE), and New Hampshire Sea Grant (NHSG), is accepting applications for non-financial technical assistance offered through the NH Flood Smart Seacoast Project in order to help NH coastal communities: incorporate best available coastal flood risk science and guidance in decision-making, adopt higher floodplain management standards, and access FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance funding.

Technical assistance providers from the NHCP, RPC, SRPC, and/or UNHCE/NHSG will provide direct support to at least 6 coastal communities for an 18-month period from June 2022 through December 2023.

Applications must be submitted via the online application form by 4:00pm ET on Friday, May 6, 2022. 

Applications should include a brief description of the project, explanation of how the technical assistance will help advance community needs and/or ongoing efforts, project timeline, list of anticipated project deliverables, description of the municipality’s capacity to support the project, and a letter of commitment signed by the City or Town Manager/Administrator or other authorized authority.

Technical assistance proposals will be selected on a competitive basis. Successful applicants will be notified in late May/early June 2022 and invited to work with their designated technical assistance provider(s) to refine their project work plan and timeline. Participating coastal communities will be required to enter into a memorandum of agreement with their designated technical assistance provider(s).

For more information,  view the complete application instructions.

 Questions? Contact Nathalie DiGeronimo via email or phone at (603) 559-0029.

Funding for the Flood Smart Seacoast Project is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration under the Coastal Zone Management Act Enhancement Program Projects of Special Merit for Federal Fiscal Year 2021, in conjunction with the NHDES Coastal Program.