Funding guide

NBRC - Economic & Infrastructure Development Program

Broadband Funding Guide

Northern Border Regional Commission

Federal Agency

Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC)

Agency Overview

NBRC is a Federal-State partnership for economic and community development in northern Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. Each year, the NBRC provides Federal funds for critical economic and community development projects throughout the northeast. These investments lead to new jobs being created and leverages substantial private sector investments. Since 2008, the NBRC Federal - State partnership has provided Federal grants to employment generating projects that have helped reduce poverty, unemployment, and outmigration.

Program Name

Economic & Infrastructure Development Program

Program Overview

NBRC's 2018 EID Investment Program:
• Depending on appropriations, $1.5-$2.5 million for projects in each State;
• Up to a $500,000 maximum award to eligible infrastructure projects, up to a $250,000 maximum award for all other types of eligible projects;
• NBRC awards require up to a 50% match depending on the level of county economic and demographic distress;
• NBRC funds can be used as match for leveraging other Federal grant funds, only up to 80% of the total project. There always needs to be a 20% non-federal match.

Program Purpose
  • Planning (e.g. feasibility)
  • Broadband Infrastructure (e.g. construction)
Eligible Recipients
  • State and Local Governments
  • Tribal Entities
  • Non-Profit Organizations

Agency Contact

Please contact NBRC's Program Director Christine Frost for more information.

Funding Type


FY2018 Funding Amount