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Northern Border Regional Commission Announces 2023 Forest Economy Partnership Awards

June 30, 2023
Contact: Marina Bowie
(603) 724-5802

The Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) approved over $2.5 Million in new awards to three projects on June 21, 2023, as part of the Forest Economy Partnership (FEP). The organizations receiving these awards are:

  • St. John Valley Technology Center (ME) - $946,140: The award will support Forest Technology Programming at the SJVTC by ensuring students have access to the most up to date equipment utilized in the forest industry.
  • University of New Hampshire (NH) - $ 998,348: “From Stump to Structure: Accelerating Adoption of CLT Made from Local Species” will support the northern border region’s forest industry log and lumber [suppliers] by accelerating the adoption of CLT [demand] made from local New England tree species.
  • Jesup Memorial Library (ME) - $600,000: The Jesup Library’s Mass Timber Expansion Project will build an 11,400 square foot addition to the existing building in Bar Harbor, Maine, using locally sourced eastern hemlock CLT.

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