Public Hearings Notice Community Development Block Grant Project
The Rockingham County Commissioners will hold three consecutive Public Hearings on May 16, 2018,
11:00 a.m. at the Rockingham County Complex, Commissioners Conference Room, 119 North Road,
Brentwood, New Hampshire 03833. Community Development Block Grant funds are available to
municipalities through the NH Community Development Finance Authority. Up to $500,000 annually is
available for economic development projects, up to $500,000 for public facility and housing
projects, and up to $350,000 for emergency activities. Up to $12,000 is available per planning
study grant. All projects must directly benefit a majority of low and moderate income persons. The
public hearings will hear public comment on the following:
1. A proposed application to the Community Development Finance Authority for up
$500,000 for an Economic Development project. The County will retain some of the CDBG funds to
cover administrative expenses and sub-grant $483,000 to Coastal Economic Development Corp (CEDC &
Regional Economic Development Center (REDC). CEDC/REDC will retain $10,000 for loan servicing
expenses and loan $473,000 to Northwoods Brewing Co., LLC, 1334 First NH Turnpike, Northwood.
Northwoods Brewing Co., LLC will use the loan for working capital/equipment for their expansion.
As a part of this project, Northwoods Brewing Co will be creating a minimum of 25 jobs that will
primarily be available to low and moderate income persons.
2. The Housing and Community Development Plan,
3. the Residential Antidisplacement and Relocation Assistance Plan.
Provisions for persons with special needs can be made by contacting the Rockingham County
Commissioners Office via telephone (603) 679-9350 or mail, at least five days
prior to the public hearing.