State Fund "Agriculture" - Paying Agency (SFA - PA) approved 60 projects under the selection procedure № BG06RDNP001-6.003 "Development of services in all sectors and other non-agricultural activities" under sub-measure 6.4.1. "Investments in support of non-agricultural activities" of the Rural Development Program for the period 2014 – 2020.
The total value of the approved financial assistance for the projects amounts to over BGN 16 million (BGN 16,007,607.83). The project proposals of the applicants were submitted through the Information System for Management and Monitoring of EU Funds in Bulgaria in 2020.
We remind you that the budget for the procedure was increased on the basis of Order № РД 09-696 dated 12.07.2021 of the Head of the Managing Authority of the RDP 2014 - 2020 for project proposals submitted by applicants micro-enterprises and farmers for activities related to “Social care with accommodation for the elderly and people with physical disabilities” and “Day care for young children” from BGN 13,690,600 to BGN 26,794,460 and for project proposals submitted by applicants for micro-enterprises that are not farmers, from BGN 32,857,440 to BGN 52,415,440. Thus, the total budget under the procedure "Development of services in all sectors and other non-agricultural activities" from BGN 68,453,000 became BGN 101,114,860.
The increase in the budget provided an opportunity to finance the project proposals of all eligible applicants micro-enterprises and farmers for activities related to "Social care for the elderly and people with disabilities" and "Day care for young children", and all non-agricultural micro-enterprise applicants received at least 40 points on the selection criteria.
Within the procedure through selection in Information System for Management and Monitoring of EU Funds (ISMM) in Bulgaria a total of 471 project proposals were submitted with a total value of the requested subsidy of over BGN 123 million.
Of the additional 156 project proposals allocated for the assessment of administrative compliance and eligibility and technical and financial evaluation, 60 projects were approved for funding.
SFA - RA starts sending letters of approval to the candidates and signing administrative contracts with them.
22 February 2022 SF “Agriculture”- PA