June 2022

To NHLWAA members and prospective members,

It has been a year of continued challenge and adaptation to ensure continued commitment to our association’s mission of educating and supporting compliant, humanitarian and fiscally responsible assistance practices with NH RSA 165 obligated basic needs.  From large cities to small towns and from northern New Hampshire to the seacoast, we continue to expand education opportunities and supports for members.

Training sessions and workshops continue to be offered, including September, February and April trainings, a June Welfare 101 Workshop and the NH Municipal Association Annual Conference in November.  Professional development maximizes knowledge, appropriate referrals and legal compliance, which minimizes the fiscal impact on your municipality’s general assistance budget.   Trainings provide excellent networking opportunities, which are vital for experienced peer support, shared knowledge and fostering professional cooperative relationships with area local welfare peers.

We are excited to offer a more continually updated website with additional practical resources, including a “New Local Welfare Administrator Information” menu tab with targeted information and resources for less experienced welfare administrators.  NH Local Welfare Administrators Association (

Your membership strengthens our efforts to selectively and collectively share our professional insight regarding existing and proposed government legislation.

A professional software package, known as NH GAP (General Assistance Program) has been available since 11/01/14. NH GAP provides more effective, efficient and uniform local welfare administration, including standard decision print outs, case notes, statistics, shared applicant contacts with other NH GAP users and much more.  Information for NH GAP, including pricing based on municipal populations, can be obtained from Stonehill Municipal Solutions at [email protected].

Your membership application/renewal is due by 8/1/2022. (download below) As indicated on the application, membership dues are based on your municipality’s population and are unchanged from this current year.  Meetings will continue to be offered at the cost of $15 each session for members. Non-members are charged $30 per session. Costs to NHLWAA and rates to members are reviewed and considered yearly.  We strive to minimize costs to members.

Thank you for continuing or beginning NHLWAA membership and supporting our ongoing efforts to assist municipalities provide professional local welfare general assistance administration to those in need.


Todd Marsh
NHLWAA President
[email protected]

Looking to renew your membership? NHLWAA Membership Renewal Form

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