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NBRC COVID-19 Announcement

Northern Border Regional Commission Announces Grant Extension Deadline & Administrative Measures in response to COVID-19

Contact:  Rich Grogan (802) 461-8089

The Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) is extending the deadline for applications to its Economic & Infrastructure Development (EID) grant round to 5pm (EST) on June 1, 2020, from 5pm (EST) May 15, 2020. Eligible organizations, which include nonprofit and governmental entities (state, local & tribal governments), are currently able to access grant application details via NBRC’s website, Please note that the online application portal (also available via NBRC’s website, will open on April 6.  

NBRC has also designed a webpage,, where further updates will be shared, and where NBRC will list other Federal resources that impact communities in the NBRC region.  

“We have heard from several of our potential applicants that the evolving national emergency, stay-at-home orders, and economic uncertainty have combined to delay their ability to complete applications by the original deadline,” said NBRC Federal Co-Chair Harold B. Parker. “We have also heard that many applicants still intend to start their projects on time this fall, so we are extending the deadline as far as possible to balance these concerns as well.” 

Current NBRC grantees have also been impacted, and NBRC staff and State Program Managers are working remotely to ensure continuity during this difficult time. If you are a current NBRC grantee or NBRC EID applicant, and your project is being impacted by COVID-19, please contact NBRC staff and your State’s Program Manager (contact information below) for assistance.  

NBRC:, 603.269.3001; Maine:, 207.624.9813; New Hampshire:, 603.271.6305; New York:, 518.473.3694; Vermont:, 802.398.5268  


Created in the 2008 Farm Bill, NBRC is a federal-state partnership with a mission to help alleviate economic distress and encourage private-sector job creation in New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and New York. Since its inception, the Commission has awarded more than $55 million in grants, which has leveraged more than $142 million to support 248 grants across the four states.