State Economic & Infrastructure Development Investment Program

Agency: Northern Border Regional Commission

Description: The State Economic & Infrastructure Development Investment Program is a competitive grant program designed to support economic and community development activities by investing in basic public infrastructure, transportation infrastructure, telecommunications, renewable and alternative energy, business and workforce development, healthcare infrastructure, and resource conservation, tourism and recreation projects in the 61 counties of the four-state Northern Border Region including parts of Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and all of Vermont.

Eligible applicants:

  • State and local governments (state agencies, cities, counties)
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Other political subdivisions of states (regional planning commissions, authorities of the state)
  • Federally-recognized Tribes

Eligible activities: All projects must address one or more of the following categories:

  • Basic public infrastructure
  • Transportation infrastructure
  • Telecommunications
  • Renewable and alternative energy
  • Business and workforce development
  • Healthcare infrastructure
  • Resource conservation, tourism and recreation

For a more complete list of eligible and ineligible grant activities, review the guidelines in the 2020 SEID Investment Program Manual (pages 3-6).

Award ceiling (MAX):

  • $1 million – for infrastructure projects
  • $350,000 – for all other projects

Award floor (MIN): N/A

FY 2020 Funding availability: $18 million (approx.)

Application cycle: March 2 – June 1, 2020

Special considerations:

  • Depending on your county’s economic distress level and demographic disparities, a minimum of 20% and maximum of 50% non-federal match is required.
  • Multi-state or multi-county applications are accepted.
  • Each state scores the applications received within their state independently.
    • For multi-state applications, each state scores the application independently.
      • It is possible to be funded in one state and not in another.
  • The evaluation criteria is located in the 2020 SEID Investment Program Manual (pages 9-12).
  • Final project selections are approved jointly by the Federal Co-Chair and the Governors’ Alternates.
    • The Governors’ Alternates, collectively, are the five members that make up the board of the Northern Border Regional Commission.

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