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Northern Border Regional Commission Announces 2023 Forest Economy Program Information Sessions

January 18, 2023
Contact: Marina Bowie, NBRC Program Manager
(603) 369-3001

The Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) has scheduled four information sessions in support of the 2023 Forest Economy Program (FEP) grant application opportunity, and we invite any parties interested in applying to this year’s program to attend one of the sessions. Each session will consist of an overview of the program, and there will be plenty of time for questions.

Eligible organizations, which include nonprofit and governmental entities (state, local & Indian tribes), are currently able to access grant application details via NBRC’s website,, and attendees are encouraged to review program materials prior to attending. NBRC State Program Managers, and FEP Advisory Board members will be in attendance as schedules allow.

All information sessions will be held via Zoom and registration is required. Information for each is below:

January 25, 2023 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:

January 26, 2023 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:

February 2, 2023 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:

February 3, 2023 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:

Potential applicants for the Spring 2023 FEP grant round must express interest through Letters of Interest, which must be submitted by March 10th at 5PM. Letters of Interest will be evaluated by a 9- member Advisory Board, consisting of representatives from each of the four NBRC states. The Advisory Board will determine which applicants will be invited to submit a full application, which will be due April 28th, with anticipation of awards in June, 2023.

Information sessions for the Fall 2023 FEP grant round will be held in July and/or August of 2023.

For those considering an application, regardless of your ability to attend an information session, please connect with the NBRC Forest Economy Program Manager, Marina Bowie, the NBRC Program Manager in the State(s) where the proposed project will take place, and/or a Forest Economy Program Advisory Board member. These individuals will be happy to assist you as you develop your projects and application(s):

Maine                                                      New Hampshire:

Charlotte Mace                                           Steve Fortier

(207) 624-7448                                          (603) 271-6305             


New York:                                                  Vermont:

Kyle Wilber                                                 Kristie Farnham

(518) 473-3694                                           (802) 398-5268                    

Forest Economy Program Advisory Board:

NBRC Representative:      Joe Short                                    (603) 491-2651

Maine:                              Dana Doran            (207) 688-8195
                                         Eric Kingsley                                     (207) 233-9910
New Hampshire             Andy Fast                                       (603) 862-2402
                                        Jasen Stock                                             (603) 674-8148
Vermont:                         Christine McGowan                                      (802) 828-5770
                                        Charlie Hancock                (802) 326-2093
New York:                         Carrie Tuttle                                              (315) 778-8312
                                       Daniel Berheide                        (518) 461-3614
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About the Northern Border Regional Commission (
Created in 2008, the Northern Border Regional Commission is a federal-state partnership whose mission
is to help alleviate economic distress and encourage private sector job creation in Maine, New
Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. In its thirteen-year history, including these new awards, the
commission has awarded 331 grants, amounting to more than $90.6 million in direct investment and
$296 million in additional leveraged investments, across the four states through its primary State
Economic & Infrastructure Development (SEID) grant program and other special initiatives.