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May 09. 2014 1:30AM

Northern border regional panel accepts applications

CONCORD — Applications are now available for grants aimed at advancing economic and infrastructure development efforts in the state’s four rural counties.

The Northern Border Regional Commission, created by Congress to offset challenging economies in the rural Northeast, plans to award about $4.5 million later this year across the 36-county region of northern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Organizations in Carroll, Grafton, Coos and Sullivan Counties in New Hampshire are eligible to apply. Applications are due June 23.

The matching grants pertain to several categories, including transportation and telecommunications infrastructure, business and workforce development and tourism and recreation promotion.

The New Hampshire Division of Economic Development will coordinate applications for the state. When the rankings are complete, Gov. Maggie Hassan will put forward the priority projects to the commission.

For more information, contact Christopher Way, deputy director of the Division of Economic Development at 271-2341; the application package is available at www.nheconomy.com/business-services/grant-application.aspx.



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