St. Lawrence County projects eligible for Northern Border grants, Congressman Owens says
Monday, April 21, 2014 - 9:09 am

Some St. Lawrence County projects may be able to receive federal funding through the Northern Border Regional Commission, according to Rep. William Owens.

To be eligible, a project must develop infrastructure, provide workforce training and business development, provide health care and public services to underserved areas, promote resource conservation, or promote renewable or alternative energy production, according to Owens.

Total awards of roughly $4.5 million will be doled out by September, with a maximum grant of $250,000, Owens said.

Recently, the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority received NBRC funding to build a high-speed telecommunications fiber optic system at the commerce park. The Lewis County Development Corporation and the Business Development Corporation for a Greater Massena have also received NBRC development grants in the past several years, according to Owens.

Call (518) 473-3355 to learn more about the program.