Governor Christopher Sununu Proclaims April as Community Development Month in New Hampshire

Governor Christopher Sununu has recognized April as Community Development Month in New Hampshire. The proclamation underscores the significant impact of federal Community Development Block Grant resources within communities across New Hampshire. This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant Program.

CDFA has guided the investment of more than $200 million of Community Development Block Grant resources into New Hampshire communities over the past twenty years. These critical resources directly impact people in our communities and have been deployed across the state making a significant impact on economic development, housing and community-based initiatives.

Between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023, funds from New Hampshire’s Community Development Block Grant Program have:

  • Improved the lives of 19,197 people through public services and public facility improvements;
  • Created or retained 15 livable wage jobs with benefits;
  • Created or rehabilitated 197 affordable and workforce housing units; and
  • Provided technical assistance to 241 micro businesses.

In New Hampshire, Community Development Block Grant resources administered by CDFA increase access to affordable childcare and critical community services, help strengthen Main Streets, create healthy and safe affordable housing, increase energy efficiency, empower small businesses through technical assistance, and improve public facilities.

To learn more about how Community Development Block Grants and other CDFA resources are impacting New Hampshire communities, visit: