Andrew Raynor Dover NH
Since applications became available last month from the Northern Border Regional Commission, we’ve been busy speaking with folks from Carroll, Coos, Grafton and Sullivan Counties who have ideas on igniting the economies in these rural areas.
(Applications from New Hampshire agencies and organizations are submitted to the Division of Economic Development for processing. The division will also provide technical assistance to applicants.)
The first of three information sessions was held this week in Claremont; two more will be held – 1-3 pm April 7 at the Wolfeboro Town Hall, and 1-3 pm April 10 at the North Country Resources Center, Lancaster.
This 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 deadline for applications is June 2.
Eligible grant projects must develop the transportation, water, sewer, energy and telecommunications infrastructure of the region; assist the region in obtaining job skills and employment related education, as well as entrepreneurship, technology and business development; provide basic health care and other public services for those areas that are severely economically distressed and underdeveloped; promote resource conservation, tourism, recreation, and preservation of open spaces in a manner consistent with economic development goals and to promote the development of renewable and alternative energy sources.
New Hampshire applicants with questions can contact Mollie Kaylor of the Division of Economic Development at (603) 271-2591.