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2022 - U.S. Economic Development Administration Joint Awards Announced

Today, the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) announces the funding of five projects under a Memorandum of Agreement signed between the NBRC and the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to amplify both agencies’ economic development impact in Northern Border communities. The NBRC has received a special appropriation since 2018 for these awards, which has resulted in working closely with the EDA to award funds to projects that meet the strategic objectives of both agencies.

The total of the awards made in 2022 is $3,000,000, and a brief summary of each of the awarded projects is provided in the full press release (linked below).

“Our nation’s aging infrastructure has increasingly brought a renewed focus on the importance of reliable access to water. Safe drinking water and resilient wastewater infrastructure is critical both for public health and as an essential building block for economic development,” said Chris Saunders Federal Co-Chair of the NBRC. “These public investments will support communities in northern New England and New York retain existing businesses and create opportunities for new businesses to thrive.”

“The Northern Border Region is a major driver of economic activity critical to our nation’s overall economic competitiveness,” said Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Alejandra Y. Castillo. “EDA is pleased to partner with the NBRC to support projects that will diversify and grow the regional economy and we wish these grantees much success.”

The funds for this program, and all NBRC programs, are available thanks to the support of the Congressional Delegations of all four NBRC states: Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. Depending on the availability of funds in 2023, the NBRC anticipates another round of joint NBRC-EDA project awards next year. Please refer to NBRC’s website,, for announcements about future Funding Opportunities.

Click here for a PDF of the full press release