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Certified Projects

The primary purpose of BECC is to support border communities to identify, develop and achieve BECC certification and NADB funding for environmental infrastructure projects that improve human health, promote sustainable development, and contribute to enhancing the quality of life in the border region.

275 Projects Certified
$9.90b Billion Dollars USD in
Infrastructure Investment
16,000,000 residents benefited

Projects by Environmental Sector
along the Border Region

  • 147 - Water and Wastewater
    Providing new or improved services to 12.8 million border residents with a capacity to eliminate more than 462 million gallons per day (MGD) of untreated or inadequately treated sewage.
  • 26 - Water Conservation
    Estimated to save energy and to decrease water losses by approximately 330 MGD; enough to serve the average demands of some four million people.
  • 28 - Solid Waste Management
    Accommodating approximately 2,000 tons/day of waste previously disposed of in open or uncontrolled sites, benefiting more than 3.4 million people.
  • 29 - Clean and Efficient Energy
    Offset demands of traditional fossil-fuel based energy production, avoiding nearly 2.47 million metric tons CO2-e per year and annual generation of 4,504 GW-h of energy from renewable sources.
  • 13 - Air Quality
    Projects related to paving and urban mobility which eliminate approximately 170,000 tons per year of PM10, caused by vehicular traffic on unpaved roadways.

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Technical Assistance Grants for the Border Region

BECC provides technical assistance for project development through the EPA-funded Project Development Assistance Program and through a special technical assistance program funded with its own operating budget. Additionally, BECC manages EPA funds to support the development of strategic initatives and specific projects linked to the objectives and goals of the Border 2020: U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program

$49.04mm in Technical Assistance Grants
EPA logo $41.16m USD
EPA Funded Grants
COCEF logo  $7.86m USD
BECC Funded Grants

Technical Assistance Funding by Environmental Sector

  • Water and Wastewater
    $43,932,869
  • Water Conservation
    $254,489
  • Solid Waste Management
    $3,015,869
  • Clean and Efficient Energy
    $1,242,067
  • Air Quality
    $132,113

Technical Assistance Received by Country

Country Technical Assistance
United States $31,479,813
Mexico $17,360,731
Border Region $196,690

Border 2012: U.S-Mexico Environmental Program

The Border 2012: U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program is a collaborative effort of the United States and Mexico to improve the environment and protect the health of the nearly 12 million people living along the border. To support EPA and SEMARNAT in their efforts to achieve results, BECC provides its services to facilitate stakeholder meetings, as well as to identify, contract, and manage projects.

Projects along the Border Region

COCEF logo  251 Projects Managed by BECC
EPA logo $8.6m Funded through EPA
  • Country State Community Project Title Grant Funds Goal

News for Border Region

Green Infrastructure Forum III held in Arteaga, Coahuila

Green Infrastructure Forum III held in Arteaga, Coahuila

November 11, 2016 - On September 21-22, the Green Infrastructure Forum III was held at the Autonomous University of Coahuila’s Digital Library (Infoteca Central) in Arteaga, Coahuila. The event was hosted by the State of Coahuila, the Border Environment Cooperation Commission, the North American Development…

BECC GM presents Green Infrastructure Program at Joint Working Committee

BECC GM presents Green Infrastructure Program at Joint Working Committee

May 13, 2016 - U.S.-Mexico Joint Working Committee meets in Monterrey where BECC General Manager presents the Green Infrastructure Program.

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