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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.

126 Projects Certified
$3.66b Billion Dollars USD in
Infrastructure Investment
6,000,000 residents benefited

Projects by Environmental Sector
in the United States

  • 75 - Water and Wastewater
    Providing new or improved services to 12 million border residents with a capacity to eliminate more than 450 million gallons per day (MGD) of wastewater discharges, equivalent to the wastewater discharge of nearly 12.8 million people.
  • 24 - 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.
  • 6 - Solid Waste Management
    Accommodating approximately 1,550 tons/day of waste previously disposed of in open or uncontrolled sites, benefiting more than 3.5 million people.
  • 21 - Clean and Efficient Energy
    Anticipated to prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to almost 1,265,665 metric tons of CO2 per year.

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Technical Assistance Grants for the United States

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

$31.49m in Technical Assistance Grants
EPA logo $29.29m USD
EPA Funded Grants
COCEF logo  $2.20m USD
BECC Funded Grants

Technical Assistance Received by State in the United States

State Technical Assistance
California $3,608,030
Arizona $6,924,616
New Mexico $5,018,851
Texas $15,948,054

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 the United States

COCEF logo  99 Projects Managed by BECC
EPA logo $3.3m Funded through EPA
  • Country State Community Project Title Grant Funds Goal

News for United States

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…

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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