NORTHERN BORDER COMMISSION OFFERS GRANT MONEY

by Christian Mower on March 21, 2012

ORGANIZATIONS IN FOUR NEW HAMPSHIRE COUNTIES – INCLUDING CARROLL, COOS, GRAFTON AND SULLIVAN – ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR GRANT MONEY TO HELP DEVELOP INFRASTRUCTURE, KEEP OR CREATE JOBS OR PROMOTE TOURISM, RECREATION AND CONSERVATION.

THE NORTHERN BORDER REGIONAL COMMISSION REPRESENTS A 36-COUNTY REGION ACROSS NEW YORK, VERMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE AND MAINE – AND PLANS TO AWARD $1.2 MILLION IN GRANT MONEY THIS SUMMER.

JEFF HAYES OF THE NORTH COUNTRY COUNCIL IN BETHLEHEM – SAYS THE GRANT MONEY IS A FEDERAL/STATE PARTNERSHIP NOW BEING OFFERED FOR THE THIRD YEAR.

THE COUNCIL WILL TAKE AND COORDINATE APPLICATIONS FROM NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS OR TOWNS.

NEW HAMPSHIRE GOV. JOHN LYNCH WILL THEN FORWARD PRIORITY PROJECTS TO THE COMMISSION.

PAST GRANTS HAVE INCLUDED MONEY TO DEVELOP INFORMATION KIOSKS IN THE NORTH COUNTRY – AND $125.000 THAT COVERED A PORTION OF THE COST TO EXTEND AN ACCESS ROAD TO THE TECHNOLOGY VILLAGE IN CONWAY.

APPLICATION INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED BY EMAILING HAYES AT [email protected] OR BY CALLING (603) 444-6303.

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MAY 15TH.