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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.

31 Projects Certified
$657.81m Million Dollars USD in
Infrastructure Investment
2,000,000 residents benefited

Projects by Environmental Sector
in Sonora

  • 13 - Water and Wastewater
    The fundamental objective of water and wastewater projects is to eliminate exposure to unsanitary water conditions, which can have immediate and severe health and environmental impacts.
  • 6 - Solid Waste Management
    BECC and NADB address the environmental and human health concerns related to improperly handled solid waste and helps improve the quality of life of border residents.
  • 12 - Air Quality
    Projects such as street paving, improved urban mobility and more efficient public transportation are aimed at improving air quality and respiratory conditions for people living along the border.

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Technical Assistance Grants for Sonora

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

$4m in Technical Assistance Grants
EPA logo $3.12m USD
EPA Funded Grants
COCEF logo  $886,513 USD
BECC Funded Grants

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 in Sonora

COCEF logo  34 Projects Managed by BECC
EPA logo $1.3m Million Dollars USD
Funded through EPA
  • Country State Community Project Title Grant Funds Goal

News for Sonora

Prioritization Process for the U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program

Prioritization Process for the U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program

May 22, 2017 - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9 and the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC), in coordination with the North American Development Bank (NADB), are pleased to announce a new project application and prioritization cycle for drinking water and wastewater…

Meeting of the Arizona/Sonora Regional Workgroup of the U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program: Border 2020

Meeting of the Arizona/Sonora Regional Workgroup of the U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program: Border 2020

January 05, 2015 - Border 2020 Regional workshop held in Arizona to review task force plans

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Publications & Reports