Andrew Raynor Dover NH
Commissioner Jeffrey Rose and Deputy Director Chris Way joined federal and local officials in North Conway and Ashland last week for a look at two projects receiving grants this year from the Northern Border Regional Commission.
At the site of the future expansion of the New England Ski Museum, they were briefed on the expansion getting started; the museum received a $100,000 grant from the NBRC. In Ashland, which received a $250,000 grant, they heard about plans to increase capacity at the town’s wastewater plant.
As diverse as these projects are, both will contribute the infrastructure of their communities and boost economic development.
These projects were two of 13 receiving the grants from the NBRC, which distributes grants each year to northern communities in New York, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire. Communities located in Coos, Carroll, Sullivan and parts of Grafton County are eligible to apply.
Created by the US Congress in 2008, the NBRC’s mission is to help alleviate economic distress and encourage job creation throughout the northern regions in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and New York. The New Hampshire Division of Economic Development provides technical assistance and processes grant applications submitted for consideration. For more information about the next round of NBRC grants, contact Way at 271-2341 or visit www.NBRC.gov .