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Northern Border Regional Commission Awards $3.8 Million

Published Tuesday Jul 30, 2019

 Northern Border Regional Commission Awards $3.8 Million

New Hampshire agencies and organizations were awarded $3,768,293 from the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) for various projects that invest in the Granite State’s economic and community development. According to a statement from U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) this award is an increase of nearly $1 million compared to last year.

This is also the first year that Cheshire County and communities in Belknap were eligible to apply for grant funding, thanks to a provision secured by Shaheen and Kuster in the Farm Bill. “As a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, ensuring the Northern Border Regional Commission is reauthorized and funded has been one of my top priorities in Congress, and expanding its reach to include Cheshire County and communities in Belknap County was of the utmost importance to further spur economic growth throughout the state,” said Shaheen. “This year’s allocation of funds is a testament to the significant economic opportunities in New Hampshire, and the important role the NBRC can play in empowering Granite State agencies and businesses."

Applicant Awarded Amount Project Description
Town of Lincoln  $500,000 The project will increase pressure to allow for fire flow by modifications to an existing booster pump station at Crooked Mountain and a new 234,000 gal storage tank at Indian Mnt.
Twin State Maker Space $164,800 Installation of rooftop solar power generation at the Claremont MakerSpace (CMS) in Claremont, NH. 
Town of Swanzey $500,000 The Project will reconstruct 0.95 miles of road, replace/construct 0.49 miles of sidewalk, and improve/construct 2,100 l.f. of closed drainage.
Meridan Village Water District $376,000 The project will install a Rapid Infiltration Basin System at the Wastewater Treatment Facility.
Colebrook Community Child Care  (Ozone) $158,642 The project renovates an existing childcare facility; provides teacher training; creates new programs and facilitates collaboration.
Community College System of NH (Ozone) $199,843 The project will address critical technical skills/service gaps to retain and expand regional business through an Accredited Test Facility.
Belknap Mill Society $250,000 The project will renovate/restore elements of the interior of the Belknap Mill, thereby stabilizing the historic structure and enabling continued and increased educational programming and job creation/retention.
Town of Newport $354,183 The project will replace the water intake pipe system that is currently 8'x9' & is constructed of 2"x6" pieces of wood at Gilman Pond, Newport's primary water supply. 
Lakes Region Community College $189,825 Renovation of 4685 square feet of space to create two teaching laboratories and dining room facility.
Nansen Ski Club (Ozone) $250,000 The project will redevelop the historic Nansen Ski Jump for the purpose of holding US Nordic sanctioned competitions. 
Turning Points Network $250,000 This project will renovate 231 Broad Street in Claremont to serve as the main office for Turning Points Network. 
Town of Groton $250,000 To repair one mile of road starting at the beginning of Sculptured Rocks Road and ending after the Sculptured Rocks State Park.
Town of Carroll $250,000 The project will include engineering and construction of a new, safer, 90-degree angle intersection at School Street with Route 302. 
Southwest Regional Planning Commission $75,000 The Project will provide planning and technical assistance to municipalities, businesses to adopt policies and implement strategies that address economic development challenges.
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