The NBRC can invest in economic and infrastructure projects in the following Maine counties: Androscoggin, Aroostook, Franklin, Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo, and Washington. Depending on the level of economic and demographic distress in each county, NBRC funded projects can be eligible for up to an 80% matching grant.

How much has the NBRC invested in Maine?

NBRC investments in Maine from 2010-2016 total $5,447,186
Matching funds for NBRC investments from 2010-2016 total $16,866,588

Where have NBRC investments in Maine been made?

Below is a listing of NBRC funded projects in Maine by year

Who Represents Maine on the Commission?

The Pine Tree State is represented on the Commission by Governor Paul LePage who, with the Governors of New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York, collectively prioritize NBRC applications. They, along with the Federal Co-Chair, approve NBRC funding requests.


Governor LePage is represented on the Commission by his chosen Alternate, John Butera, Senior Economic Advisor to the Governor.  Mr. Butera details most NBRC partnership duties to Andrea Smith, NBRC Program Manager at the Maine Department of Economic and Community Development.  

It's strongly recommended that applicants for NBRC funding contact Ms. Smith about their projects in advance of submitting an application.  

Ms. Smith can be reached by phone at (207) 624-9813 or by email at