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Posted on: April 15, 2021

NBRC State Economic & Infrastructure Grant Portal Now Open

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Northern Border Regional Commission

2021 State Economic & Infrastructure Development Grant

Application Portal Opens April 15!  


The Northern Border Regional Commission’s (NBRC) State Economic & Infrastructure Development (SEID) grant application portal is opening today, April 15th, and will remain open until 5pm, May 14th, 2021, as previously announced. A link to the portal is available via the NBRC’s website,

Potential eligible applicants are invited to submit a full application whether or not they submitted a Letter of Interest. Initial inquiries concerning eligibility, suitability, and integration with economic development priorities, should be directed to Maine's NBRC State Program Manager (listed below). Questions about the application itself should be directed to the NBRC’s Program Director, Andrea Smith, at, or (603) 369-3001.  

Applicants are encouraged to review the application materials closely this year for several programmatic changes, including the opportunity for a waiver of match requirements for applicants unable to provide match due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The funds for this program, and all NBRC programs, are available thanks to the support of the Congressional Delegations of all four NBRC states: Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont.


Charlotte Mace



About the Northern Border Regional Commission (

Created in 2008, the Northern Border Regional Commission is a federal-state partnership whose mission is to help alleviate economic distress and encourage private sector job creation in Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. In its twelve-year history, the Commission has awarded 287 grants amounting to more than $72 Million across the four states through its primary Economic & Infrastructure Development (EID) grant program and o

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