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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.

28 Projects Certified
$1.24b Billion Dollars USD in
Infrastructure Investment
3,812,899 residents benefited

Projects by Environmental Sector
in California

  • 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.
  • 12 - 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.

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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

1 Under Development
$6.2m USD in Estimated
Construction Costs
1.1k People to Benefit
  • Country State Community Project Title Estimated Cost

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

$3.61m in Technical Assistance Grants
EPA logo $3.39m USD
EPA Funded Grants
COCEF logo  $209,917 USD
BECC Funded Grants

Technical Assistance Received by Community in California

Community Technical Assistance
Blythe $174,585.82
Brawley $569,099.00
Calexico $19,900.00
Calipatria $110,535.00
Desert Shores $228,332.00
El Centro $234,226.00
Heber $249,148.00
Holtville $426,660.25
Imperial $200,866.90
Niland $185,142.63
Palo Verde $278,870.21
Seeley $249,617.00

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

COCEF logo  19 Projects Managed by BECC
EPA logo $679.2k Funded through EPA
  • Country State Community Project Title Grant Funds Goal

News for California

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/NADB Board of Directors in California and Baja California

BECC/NADB Board of Directors in California and Baja California

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…

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Publications & Reports