Geographic Jurisdiction

NADB is authorized to serve communities in the U.S.-Mexico border region, which extends approximately 2,100 miles from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. Eligible projects must be located within:

  • 100 kilometers (about 62 miles) north of the international boundary in the four U.S. states of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas; or 
  • 300 kilometers (about 186 miles) south of the border in the six Mexican states of Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Sonora, and Tamaulipas.

Projects beyond these areas may be eligible if they remedy a transboundary environmental or health problem, as determined by the Board of Directors.

NADB-BECC Border Map
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Environmental Sectors

Under its charter, NADB is authorized to finance projects that will prevent, control or reduce environmental pollutants or contaminants, improve the drinking water supply, or protect flora and fauna, so as to improve human health, promote sustainable development, or contribute to a higher quality of life.  In this context, NADB may finance the following types of projects, including but not limited to:

  Water   Waste Management   Cleaner & Renewable
Drinking water supply, treatment & distribution
Wastewater collection, treatment & reuse
Water conservation
Storm drainage & flood control
Sanitary landfills
Collection & disposal equipment
Dumpsite closure
Biogas & biofuels
  Air Quality  

Industrial / Hazardous

  Energy Efficiency  
Public transportation
Street paving & roadway improvements
Bypasses & ports of entry
Emissions reduction & methane capture
Treatment & disposal facilities
Industrial site remediation
Equipment replacement
Public lighting
Building retrofits




NADB-BECC Border Map
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