A commission that’s charged with spurring economic development and job creation in economically distressed areas of northern Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and New York is accepting applications for a new round of federal grants.
The Northern Border Regional Commission said it expects to award about $1.2 million by the end of this summer. The maximum single grant will be $200,000.
Since the first grants went out in 2010, the commission has awarded 21 grants totaling more than $3.6 million, said Sandy Blitz, federal co-chairman of the commission.
State and local governments, nonprofits and native American entities are eligible to apply for projects such as infrastructure development, job skills training, health care services and renewable energy. Applicants have to be in one of 36 counties across the northern stretches of the four states that are designated as distressed.
The region covers 14 counties in New York (Cayuga, Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Oswego, Seneca and St. Lawrence), six counties in Vermont (Caledonia, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille and Orleans), four counties in New Hampshire (Carroll, Coos, Grafton and Sullivan), and 12 counties in Maine (Androscoggin, Aroostook, Franklin, Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo and Washington).MORE IN National / World BusinessWASHINGTON — Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President... Full StoryNEW YORK — Coca-Cola, the world’s biggest beverage maker, said Tuesday that the amount of soda it... Full Story
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