5th December 2014

Call for submission of grant applications

Ministry of Regional Development issued during the past week couple of calls for submission of grant applications in various areas. Some are designed for municipalities and groups of municipalities such as for the development and reconstruction of housing and housing environment, support of the countryside or on providing greater accessibility for handicapped people (Euro locks for example). One area that is open to entrepreneurs is the area of support of tourism. It is divided into four subsections: 1) Renovation / construction of rest areas, service centers for tourists and sanitary facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and disabled tourists, 2) Opening the sights to general public, 3) Establishing / improving / creating the navigation and information systems for sensory-disabled tourism participants, 4) Acquisition of equipment for secure bike parking and luggage storage (parking houses, towers). The budget for this area is 50 million CZK for the year 2015. Applications will be accepted from 5th December 2014 until 12th February 2015. The money would be provided in the form of subsidy and would cover 50 % of total eligible expenditures being compatible with the “de minimis” regime. The program is open for both entrepreneurs and municipalities. Eventually the grant opportunity for the introduction and modernization of ICT systems to the local administration was reopened for applications as the funds available for allocation have been raised to 697 million CZK and it is open to all as long as the project meets the evaluation criteria.

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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic