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.
|$1.24b||Billion Dollars USD in
Projects by Environmental Sector
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.
3 - Water Conservation
Intended to save energy and to decrease water losses, water conservation projects located within 100 km of the border or beyond result in increasing the delivery of water into the Rio Grande.
11 - Clean and Efficient Energy
The growing portfolio of projects in this sector aims to reduce the demand on traditional fossil‐fuel‐based energy production while contributing to the displacement of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants from power generation by fossil fuels.
Closed Out Projects in California
The Close‐Out Process provides a review of physical facilities constructed, facility performance and achievement of objectives as reflected in a results measurement matrix.
Project Pipeline for California
|$6.2m||USD in Estimated
|1.1k||People to Benefit|
Technical Assistance Grants for California
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
|$3.60m||in Technical Assistance Grants|
EPA Funded Grants
BECC Funded Grants
Technical Assistance Received by Community in California
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 California
|19||Projects Managed by BECC|
|$679.2k||Funded through EPA|
- 20207 USA California Imperial Reducing Children Environmental Health Risks (Lead, Asthma, and Pesticides) Along the US/Mexico Border in Imperial County, California $25,000 4
- 20275 USA California El Centro Environmental Health and Asthma Awareness in Low-Income Housing Communities of Imperial County (El Centro, Calexico and Brawley). $0
- 20019 USA California San Diego School and Community Projects for Environmental Health. Regional Project on Environmental Education (PROBEA) $49,885 4
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News for California
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…
June 05, 2015 - • On May 13, NADB Managing Director Geronimo Gutierrez was the guest speaker at the San Diego Chamber of Commerce meeting; Treasury and Foreign Affairs Board members also attended the event • Also on May 13, Board members visited the…
Publications & Reports
Niland Wastewater Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Appendices A-G
Published May 24, 2016
Niland Sanitary District Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements DRAFT Environmental Assessment (EA)
Published May 24, 2016
The Township of Niland is a small census-designated place within an unincorporated area of Imperial County, approximately 45 miles north of the US Mexico border, eight miles north of the City of Calipatria, and… More Info »