Grants from the NHOC help defray expenses for supplies, equipment, and emergency training. Past grants have supported items such as two-way radios for the Hanover area, new backcountry litters for the Franconia Notch, Randolph and Mount Washington areas, headlamps and splints for the Mount Washington Summit Rescue Cache, and avalanche transceivers, shovels and probes for winter rescues in the Presidential Range.
NHOC Grant Criteria
The New Hampshire Outdoor Council makes grants to organizations consistent with the Council's mission of support for the New Hampshire hiking trail system, search and rescue operations in the state, and educational projects to prevent the need for search and rescue missions.
The current grantmaking priorities of the Council are:
- Support for search and rescue operations in the state of New Hampshire and the various organizations that cooperate with the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Forest Service in carrying out those operations;
- Informational and educational projects designed to prevent the necessity of search and rescue missions.
Requests will be considered from non-profit organizations, municipalities, State and Federal agencies. The Council will consider the impact and cost efficiency of a grant request, how many funding alternatives the requesting organization may have, and if matching funds are available to the applicant organization.
Grants are awarded for group training, equipment and public education. Typical grant awards range from $200-$2000.
View NHOC's grant history - 1988-2011 (18 KB pdf file)
Individual grant requests for training, lost equipment, or similar purposes should be directed to the individual's team or organization. Extraordinary circumstances must exist for the Council to make an individual grant.
Grant requests are considered at bimonthly meetings of the Council, usually in February, April, June, August, October and December. Grant requests consist simply of a letter detailing the proposal on the letterhead of the requesting organization with cost documentation attached. Applications may be mailed to:
New Hampshire Outdoor Council
PO Box 157
Kearsarge, NH 03847
Please feel free to contact NHOC with any questions or concerns.
PO Box 157
Kearsarge, NH 03847-0157
nhocsecretary at nhoutdoorcouncil dot org