Grants Available for Great Bay Municipalities to Address Coastal Flooding

sail_header_greatbay Strategies to Address Coastal Flooding:

A Workshop for Great Bay Municipalities

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 5:30-8:00pm

Newmarket Town Hall, 186 Main Street, Newmarket NH

Workshop Flyer

Light dinner and refreshments will be provided.

 Municipal staff, boards and commissions, and elected officials from the ten Great Bay municipalities listed above are invited to attend a workshop on Thursday, March 23, 2017 to learn about a new technical assistance grant opportunity to support local efforts to prepare for coastal flooding and adopt coastal adaptation strategies.


The workshop and technical assistance grant opportunity are part of a new project led by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) and other Coastal Adaptation Workgroup partners, called New Hampshire Setting SAIL. The project seeks to support state and municipal implementation of the NH Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission (CRHC) report and recommendations, Preparing New Hampshire for Projected Storm Surge, Sea-Level Rise, and Extreme Precipitation (2016). Most notably, the project will provide customized support in the form of technical assistance grants for Great Bay municipalities to begin prioritizing and implementing CRHC recommendations that meet their unique needs. These technical assistance grants will support municipal efforts to adopt climate adaptation strategies, improve community resilience to coastal flooding, protect public health and safety, and increase awareness of coastal flood risks.

For more information about the NH Setting SAIL technical assistance grant opportunity and instructions for submitting a proposal, download the full Grant Application below. The workshop on March 23rd will provide an opportunity to learn more about the technical assistance grant opportunity and discuss potential projects.

Download Grant Application

NH Setting SAIL project partners include: NHDES, Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Great Bay Stewards, Rockingham Planning Commission, Strafford Regional Planning Commission, UNH Cooperative Extension, and NH Sea Grant.


For more information about the workshop & technical assistance grant program, contact:

  • Kyle Pimental, Strafford Regional Planning Commission / (603) 994-3500

  • Julie LaBranche, Rockingham Planning Commission / (603) 778-0885

For more information about the NH Setting SAIL Project in general, contact:

  • Nathalie Morison, NHDES Coastal Program / (603) 559-0029


Note: NH Setting SAIL project partners will be hosting a workshop focused on the Atlantic Coast municipalities (Portsmouth, New Castle, Rye, North Hampton, Hampton, Hampton Falls, and Seabrook) on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Click here for more details!