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Northern Border Regional Commission – U.S. Economic Development Administration Partner to Award $3 Million in Maine, New Hampshire, New York & Vermont

October 26, 2023

Contact: Andrea Smith, Program Director
(603) 369-3001

Today, the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) announces $3 million in funding for four projects through a partnership between the NBRC and the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to amplify both agencies’ economic development impact in Northern Border communities. The four awards will support vital water and wastewater infrastructure in rural communities across the region. 

“These investments will help rural communities build and improve infrastructure that is critical to economic growth.  Recognizing that the cost of these projects are often too expensive for residents and rate payers in small towns to undertake on their own, NBRC has prioritized the needs of very small communities in its grant making,” said NBRC Federal Co-Chair Chris Saunders. “We are proud of this partnership with EDA, which will deliver this funding to four small towns all of which have populations under 5,000 people.” 

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 2023 is $3,000,000, and a summary of each of the awarded projects can be found on this PDF Here