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Our Programs

NADB assists border communities address the challenges of project development and financing through a variety of programs and services. 

Infrastructure Financing

Loan Program

The Bank offers financing to public and private entities operating within the U.S.-Mexico border region to support the implementation of environmental infrastructure projects. Financing may be provided in a number of ways, depending upon the characteristics of the project and financing needs of the sponsor, including: direct loans, revolving lines of credit and participation in municipal bond issues, among others.

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Community Assistance Program (CAP)

Through this program, NADB provides grant financing for critical environmental infrastructure projects in low income-communities for public sponsors with limited capacity to incur debt. Grants are available for projects in all sectors eligible for NADB financing, with priority given to drinking water, wastewater, water conservation and solid waste infrastructure.

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Border Environment Infrastructure Fund (BEIF)

Through this program, the Bank administers grant funds provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for the implementation of high-priority municipal water and wastewater infrastructure projects located within 100 kilometers of either side of the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance Program (TAP)

NADB provides grant support to help project sponsors strengthen their financial performance and ensure the long-term sustainability of their infrastructure through studies related to project planning and design, as well as for capacity-building measures aimed at achieving effective and efficient operation of public services. All technical assistance funded through this program falls into one of three categories.  

  • Project development. These studies are directly linked to a specific infrastructure project and are intended to help the project achieve funding approval within a year (e.g. final design, financial analyses and technical studies) or should help develop a specific project within three years after completion of the study (e.g. master plans).

  • Sector Studies. These studies are intended to help identify environmental infrastructure needs, promote sound public policy or generate knowledge about a new sector or technology.

  • Capacity Building. These initiatives are undertaken to help potential sponsors improve their financial or technical capabilities or to facilitate access to knowledge. This classification includes forums and training programs, as well as knowledge management and information sharing efforts.

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Project Development Assistance Program (PDAP)

Through this program, the Bank administers technical assistance grants from EPA to support communities in the development of water and wastewater projects that have been prioritized by EPA to receive a BEIF grant for their implementation.

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Border 2020: U.S.-Mexico Environmental Program

This Program is a collaborative effort of the United States and Mexico to improve the environment and protect the health of people living within 100 km of their shared border. To support the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) in this endeavor, NADB provides logistical and administrative services with respect to identifying, contracting and managing projects and workshops funded by EPA under the program.

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