Senator Leahy announces statewide expansion of Northern Border development effort

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (THURSDAY, February 21, 2019) - U.S Senator Patrick Leahy ( D-Vt) announced an expansion of $25 million for the Northern Border Regional Commission grant program, allowing all communities in Vermont to be eligible to apply. The NBRC's mission is to assist in alleviating economic distress and job creation in Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, and New York.

Eligible applicants can apply for funding for transportation infrastructure; public infrastructure; telecommunications infrastructure; workforce development; entrepreneurship and businesses and technology development; resources and open space conservation, tourism and recreation; and renewable and alternative energy. 

Applications will be available March 8, 2019 on the NBRC’s website (www.nbrc.gov). 

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