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Northern Border Regional Commission grants announced

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Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott, Senator Bernie Sanders, Senator Peter Welch, and Congresswoman Becca Balint, along with the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC), announced today the Vermont grantees for the NBRC 2024 Catalyst Spring Competition. Eight projects in seven towns spread across six counties will share $7.9 million in funding.

The Northern Border Regional Commission is a Federal-State partnership in northern Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York designed to stimulate economic growth and inspire collaboration to improve rural economic vitality across the four-state NBRC region. NBRC encourages projects that take a creative approach to accomplishing those goals.

“These projects will support seven towns with projects that will be transformative for every generation – from the construction of new childcare centers to new housing and community centers,” said Senator Peter Welch

“This Spring’s round of 2024 Vermont Catalyst Awards represents significant federal investment directly in Vermont communities to expand much-needed housing, childcare facilities, community hubs, and infrastructure projects,” said Congresswoman Becca Balint.

When evaluating potential projects, the Catalyst Program considers project readiness, economic impacts, impacts on Vermont’s skilled workforce, project location, regional input and priorities, and the project’s transformational nature. Awarded projects in the 2024 Catalyst Spring Competition include construction of a new childcare facility in Alburgh, transforming the former Bennington High School into commercial and community space, increasing water storage capacity in Middlebury, and restoring and renovating South Hero’s historic 1816 Old White Meeting House.

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