N.H. Governor Chris Sununu spoke to over a hundred people at the public announcement of the 2019 grant awards for the Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP) in the Executive Council chamber of the State House pn Dec. 4.
“LCHIP defines the 603,” said Governor Chris Sununu. “These grants not only help preserve some of our state’s most important natural, cultural, and historic sites, but provide an immeasurable benefit to Granite Staters.” Governor Sununu congratulated the grant award recipients, highlighting the variety of projects and sources of match funding: lands and buildings of many different types spread all over the state plus match funding from local conservation commissions, the community development finance authority and many other sources. The governor further noted the importance of the personal connections in these projects. It’s not just about submitting a written application and getting a check – important relationships are forged between applicants, LCHIP and elected officials. Governor Sununu followed up by expressing a desire to visit grant recipient sites.