EU4Moldova: Focal Regions Programme launches the call for financing community infrastructure development projects for utilities and local public service provision in urban and rural communities from Cahul and Ungheni, with European Union’s assistance.
Communities or community groups from the focal regions will benefit this year from grant assistance for a maximum value of €200,000 each, allocated from European funds.
“Financial support will be provided to project proposals contributing to developing the public infrastructure meant for utilities and local public services with impact on local economic development of the focal regions of Cahul and Ungheni. Maximum priority shall be focused in this call on rural-rural or urban-rural inter-municipal cooperation, as well as on interventions based on local economic development, promotion of integrated, efficient and environmentally friendly solutions,” mentions Alexandru Pelivan, EU4Moldova: Focal Regions Programme Manager.
Local public authorities of the first level from Cahul and Ungheni districts may be applicants for the respecting financing. The project proposals should meet the following eligibility criteria:
- to be submitted by LPA/or group of LPA of the I level from Cahul and Ungheni districts;
- to be in line with the financing eligible areas and to derive from strategic local development documents;
- to ensure the compulsory financial contribution of at least 20% from the total budget of the project;
- minimum 90% of the budget to be invested in performing construction works or equipment procurement;
- at least 90% of the final beneficiaries to be inhabitants from communities of Ungheni and Cahul districts;
- project implementation period should be of maximum 24 months since the signature of the financing agreement.
The contest participants meeting all eligibility criteria shall be admitted to the next evaluation stage. The detailed conditions of the contest and the Application Guide may be accessed on the web pages: www.eu4cahul.md and www.eu4ungheni.md
Financing proposals will cover the following areas/sectors:
- local roads’ infrastructure (rehabilitation and modernization);
- water and sewerage supply systems;
- energy efficiency;
- solid waste management;
- local space planning and development;
- public utility infrastructure;
- urban/rural infrastructure.
The project proposals may be submitted by LPAs individually or as a group of LPAs. The Local Public Authority may submit, as the main applicant, only one single project for financing. There are no limits for LPAs to participate as partner applicant, conditioned that they may secure the necessary operational and financial capacities to implement the selected projects.
The call for financing will prioritize rural-rural or urban-rural inter-municipal cooperation initiatives, as well as interventions based on local economic development.
The best project proposals will be identified based on transparent and competitive evaluation and selection procedures. The evaluation commission will select project proposals based on the evaluation procedures and criteria, which subsequently will be submitted for approval to programme’s coordination local councils.
The detailed participation conditions, the application guide and the evaluation criteria may be accessed here: https://sc.undp.md/tnddetails2_1/2262/
The EU4Moldova: Focal Regions Programme will organized on the 6 May online information sessions dedicated to the call for financing: 10.00 – for mayoralties from Ungheni, 13.00 – for mayoralties from Cahul. Interested mayoralties are kindly requested to get registered by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The contest participation files shall be submitted by 16 June 2021 to: email@example.com being marked with “Application call for proposals projects development community infrastructure utilities, provision of local public services necessary to stimulate local economic development”. Every applicant shall receive an email confirming the submission of the file and the registration number.
EU4Moldova: Focal Regions Programme (2019-2024) supports smart, green, inclusive and sustainable development in Cahul and Ungheni, to ensure better life quality for citizens. The programme has a total budget of €23 million and is financed by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
For additional information, please contact: Ina Prisăcaru-Zglavuță, Communication Specialist, EU4Moldova: Focal Regions Programme, Tel: +373 69141006, firstname.lastname@example.org