Frontier communities are the most sparsely populated, geographically isolated communities in the United States. The National Center for Frontier Communities (NCFC) is the national advocacy voice for frontier communities across the country. We know that targeted, frontier-specific solutions need to be created and implemented to strengthen our regions. Our mission is to assure that frontier needs and voices are not only heard, but that they are a key part of the solutions.
We serve as a central point of contact for referrals, information exchange, and networking among geographically separated communities.
Frontier communities differ in many ways, but all of them are sparsely populated and far from larger population centers. NCFC gives a voice to people and programs in frontier communities and raises awareness of frontier issues to policy makers, agencies, and the public.
Just outside the frontier community of Deming, NM, Francisco and Lisa show me their chile crops when Francisco explained the miracle of crop rotations, how is able to increase his yields every year with no outside inputs to his fields, … Continue reading
Celebrate 20 year of transforming the frontier by donating $20 to National Center of Frontier Communities! A dollar to celebrate each year of our efforts to spotlight the frontier America. A generous, and anonymous, board member has pledged to match … Continue reading
In the United States, over 60 million people – one in five Americans – live and work in rural areas. These rural areas include the frontier, 812 counties located in 38 states that the National Center for Frontier Communities represents. … Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2017 Senate Passes Udall-Heinrich Amendment Directing Congress to Provide Mandatory Full Funding for PILT PILT funding helps counties in NM and across the West provide important services like police, fire and roads WASHINGTON — Last … Continue reading
“The frontier has driven the American imagination and economy,” said Brian Kempf. “The frontier is as important as every other place if not more so, it’s geographically larger and it’s a place in of itself.” Kempf, along with his classmates … Continue reading
Out latest newsletter is the third installment in our 20 for 20 series that highlights the recent efforts and accomplishments of NCFC. You can view it by clicking here. … Continue reading