Public Hearings Notice – Cheshire County Commissioners to discuss application for Community Development Block Grant – Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at 8:30 am, Commissioners Conference Room (2nd floor) 12 Court Street, Keene, NH

Posted on September 6, 2023

Public Hearings Notice – County of Cheshire – Community Development Block Grants

The Cheshire County Commissioners will hold 2 public hearings, the first on:

September 20, 2023 at 8:30 a.m.  at 12 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431 in the second-floor conference room.

The purpose of the first public hearing is to discuss an application to the NH Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA) under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. CDBG funds are awarded on a competitive basis in New Hampshire and may be used for projects which have primary benefit to low- and moderate-income (LMI) people. A municipality can apply for up to $500,000 in CDBG funds per year in each of the following categories: housing, public facilities, economic development, and emergency grants. A municipality can apply for up to $750,000 in funds in the microenterprise technical assistance category. Municipalities can also apply for up to $25,000 annually for feasibility studies, and up to $100,000 in Transformational Planning Grant funds.

The proposal to be considered by the Commissioners is for a Transformational Planning Grant application for up to $100,000. The funds, less administrative costs, will be sub-granted to one or more agencies to advance planning activities in efforts to facilitate development activity designed to increase housing supply. This public hearing has been scheduled to provide residents with specific information regarding the grant requirements. A second public hearing will be held to adopt the Relocation and Anti-Displacement Plan specific to the project. 


Those interested are invited to attend and comment

Attend in person: Wednesday, September 20 at 8:30am, 12 Court Street, Keene NH 03431, second-floor conference room.

To attend by Zoom: and use Meeting ID 409 748 8803 and Password 6031233.

Send written comments to: OR address to: Cheshire County Commissioners, 12 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431


If you have a disability or need assistance to attend or participate in the hearing please contact the Cheshire County Commissioner’s Office, (603) 352-8215 or via Relay NH at 1-800-735-2964 in advance.