WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 3, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — Maine’s Second District Congressman, Bruce Poliquin, announced the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) will award $1,356,000 to six projects in the State of Maine.
“I am pleased to see the NBRC is making such a strong commitment to Maine’s Second District,” said Congressman Poliquin. “These grants will give our tight-knit communities the resources they need to upgrade and be open for business.”
According to the NBRC, the recipients of this grant will include the Town of Jay, which will receive $250,000 to upgrade a portion of a municipal highway. The Old Town – Orono Fiber Corporation, which will receive $250,000 to help expand Internet services for the community. The Lincolnville Sewer District, which will receive $250,000. The Town of Kingfield, which will receive $247,000. The City of Presque Isle, which will receive $250,000 and create 23 new jobs. The Town of Greenville, which will receive $109,000 and create 10 new jobs over the next two years.
The NBRC is a federal-state partnership whose mission is to help alleviate economic distress and encourage private sector job creation throughout the northern counties of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. These funds will allow public and nonprofit recipients to improve or upgrade infrastructure in order to encourage private sector investment in their communities and regions.