Northern Border Regional Commission

Update (6/3/2022): The State Economic & Infrastructure Development Grant is Now Closed.
For additional information on this funding source, please see details below. Future competitions will be announced on this webpage.  

GRANT UPDATES:

The Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) competition is now closed. Future competitions will be announced if funding is available. Typically, Notices of Funding Opportunities are announced in the spring annually. Eligible organizations, which include nonprofit and governmental entities (state, local & Indian tribes), may access grant application details online. Please find more information here including the NBRC manual and Vermont scoring criteria.

It is strongly recommended that Vermont applicants for NBRC funding contact Kristie Farnham about their projects in advance of submitting an application; she can be reached by email at kristie.farnham@vermont.gov or by phone at (802) 398-5268.

Annually, Regional Development Corporations (RDCs) in Vermont compile Regional Project Prioritization lists for their region. These lists help to identify high priority projects for NBRC investment. To see what projects have been identified as priorities by the 12 RDCs, please visit the ACCD website.


OVERVIEW:

The Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) is a Federal-State partnership that invests in community and economic development projects in economically distressed counties across Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. 

Information regarding the Northern Border Regional Commission and grant opportunities, including the program overviews, maximum award amounts, eligibility criteria, allowable uses, prior awards, and competition timelines can be found on the NBRC website. Information regarding NBRC prior investments in Vermont can be found here


ECONOMIC AND INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT (EID): 
  • Transportation infrastructure
  • Basic Public Infrastructure
  • Telecommunications Infrastructure
  • Renewable and Alternative Energy Infrastructure
  • Business and Workforce Development
  • Basic Health Care
  • Resource Conservation, Tourism, Recreation

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

  • State governments of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York
  • Local governments (village, town, city, and county)
  • Other political subdivisions of States (regional planning commissions, authorities of the state)
  • Indian Tribes: § 200.54 Indian tribe (or “federally recognized Indian tribe”). Indian tribe means any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. Chapter 33), which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians (25 U.S.C. 450b(e)). See annually published Bureau of Indian Affairs list of Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible to Receive Services
  • Non-profit entities. The term ‘nonprofit entity’ means any organization described in section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from taxation under 501(a) of that Code. The non-profit entity must be able to demonstrate they have federal grant experience and organizational capacity related to economic development.

Regional Project Prioritization Lists

Annually, Regional Development Corporations (RDCs) in Vermont compile Regional Project Prioritization lists for their region. These lists help to identify high priority projects for NBRC investment. To see what projects have been identified as priorities by the 12 RDCs, please visit the button below.

FUNDED PROJECTS  NEWS | NBRC RPP LIST

QUESTIONS?

Vermont applications are reviewed, scored, and prioritized by the State of Vermont. These efforts are coordinated by State Program Manager Kristie Farnham. Resulting grant awards are managed by NBRC.

It is strongly recommended that Vermont applicants for NBRC funding contact Kristie Farnham about their projects in advance of submitting an application; she can be reached by email at kristie.farnham@vermont.gov or by phone at (802) 398-5268.

 

Contact Us

Kristie Farnham, Director of Business Support
(802)398-5268

One National Life Drive
Davis Building, 6th Floor
Montpelier, VT  05620-0501

Facebook Twitter You Tube 

Visit ThinkVermont.com for more inspiration and information on living, working and doing business in Vermont.

Icon-Text Widget - Subscribe to our Newsletter