Impact & Reporting
Promoting a Transparent Government
The Northern Border Regional Commission is committed to accountability as we provide an effective mechanism for federal investments in the Northern Border region. We continually strive to improve our performance and cut waste so that our job creation and community investments have the maximum impact. An open, transparent, and accountable government is essential. The Northern Border Regional Commission strives to provide data on projects, it's internal accountability, the process that is used to determine awards, and to receive feedback from the public.
Since 1967, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has provided the public the right to request access to records from any federal agency. It is often described as the law that keeps citizens in the know about their government. Federal agencies, including the NBRC Federal-State partnership, are required to disclose any information requested under the FOIA unless it falls under one of nine exemptions which protect interests such as personal privacy, national security, and law enforcement.
As required by statute - and as a good practice - the NBRC submits an Annual Report to Congress and the general public summarizing the prevous year's activities and accomplishments.
Budget Justification Documents
Budget Justification Reports are submitted to Congress before each fiscal year to identify the projected expenses and investments made by the NBRC.