Open Call to Local Government Units for Co-financing of Air Protection Measures
June 6, 2023
Belgrade, 5 June 2023 - Within the EU for the Green Agenda in Serbia Project, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announces an Open Call to Local Government Units for Co-financing of Air Protection Measures in local self-government units.
The Call for applications for co-financing the air protection measures is intended for local self-government units that have, within the “EU for Green Agenda in Serbia” project, prepared and/or improved Air Quality Plans (AQP) and/or Short-term Action Plans (StAPs) for local self-government units that are not legally obliged to adopt the aforementioned plans, participated in the capacity building program and incorporated air protection measures into their strategic documents through the project "EU for the Green Agenda in Serbia", and, in exceptional cases, to those local-self-government units that were not part of this project, but adopted AQP or StAP, if they explain in detail the problem they have with air quality and the exceptional benefits of application of the proposed measure.
The implementation of measures within this call should also contribute to the implementation of the National Air Protection Programme for the period 2022-2030 adopted by the Republic of Serbia in December 2022.
Local self-government units that have defined air quality improvement measures in planning documents have the opportunity to apply for co-financing of one selected measure, up to a maximum of 50% of total value of its use. For measures approved under this call, co-financing will be provided in the amount of 20,000 - 40,000 USD (for small-scale projects) and 40,000 - 80,000 USD (for large-scale projects). The rest of the funds, at least 50%, is provided by the local self-government unit from its budget or other sources of financing.
The application must be submitted no later than July 3, 2023, by 5 p.m., via the online platform that you can access HERE.
In addition to filling out the application form, it is necessary to submit a statement signed by an authorized person confirming the secured co-financing and participation in the public call, a detailed budget, a planning document containing the proposed measure for co-financing, as well as accompanying technical documentation (if applicable), to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about this can be found in the Terms and Conditions for applying at the following link.
An info day will be organized for representatives of interested local governments on Tuesday, June 13. Registration for the info day is on the following LINK.
If you have additional questions, you can contact us via email at: email@example.com.
This Challenge Call for Proposals is published in the framework of the project "EU for the Green Agenda in Serbia", implemented by UNDP with the technical and financial support by the European Union and in partnership with the Ministry of Environmental Protection, and cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden and the European Investment Bank (EIB), with additional funds provided by the governments of Sweden, Switzerland and Serbia.