To provide financing, as well as technical and other assistance, to support the development and implementation of infrastructure projects that help preserve, protect and enhance the environment of the border region in order to advance the well-being of the people of the United States and Mexico.

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:

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

Projects 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:


  • Drinking water supply, treatment & distribution
  • Wastewater collection, treatment & reuse
  • Water conservation
  • Storm drainage & flood control

Waste Management

  • Sanitary landfills
  • Collection & disposal equipment
  • Dumpsite closure
  • Recycling
  • Waste reduction

Clean Energy

  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Biogas & biofruels
  • Hydroelectric
  • Geothermal

Air Quality

  • Public transportation
  • Street paving & roadway improvements
  • Ports of entry
  • Emissions reduction & methane capture

Industrial / Hazardous Waste

  • Treatment & disposal facilities
  • Industrial site remediation

Energy Efficiency

  • Equipment replacement
  • Public lighting
  • Building retrofits