The Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) invests in community and economic development projects in economically distressed counties across Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. In Vermont, all 14 counties are included in the NBRC eligible service territory.
Municipalities, public and not-for-profit entities are eligible applicants. Applications for grant funding can focus on economic development projects in any of the following areas:
• Transportation infrastructure
• Critical infrastructure / Construction
• Telecommunications infrastructure (Broadband)
• Workforce, businesses, entrepreneurial and technology development
• Resources and open space conservation, tourism and recreation
• Renewable and alternative energy
2020 Economic & Infrastructure Development (EID) Grants
Timeline for 2020 NBRC Investments
March 2: Application materials available on NBRC website.
March 12: Informational sessions – see below.
March 31: Deadline for letters of notification.
April 6: Application portal live on NBRC website.
May 15 (5pm EST): Application deadline.
June 30: Previous awardees must have completed 75% of projects to be eligible for 2020 award.
August 10 – August 14: NBRC notification of awards & notice to unsuccessful applicants.
August 17 – September 11: NBRC grant agreement preparation & distribution.
Early October: Mandatory grant recipient workshop.
Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an information session:
March 5, 2020 - Londonderry @ Town Offices – 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon
March 12, 2020 - Randolph @ Vermont Technical College, Langevin House – 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon
March 19, 2020 - Cancelled
For an overview of the 2020 NBRC – EID funding round:
Governor Scott is represented on the Commission by his chosen Alternate, Ted Brady, Deputy Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development.
If you have any questions about the Northern Border Regional Commission, please contact Vermont’s NBRC Program Manager, Kristie Farnham.