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Apply for funding from the ESF Plus program "EhAP Plus - Inclusion helps to combat the exclusion of the most disadvantaged"

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

The ESF Plus federal program promotes projects that improve the living conditions and social integration of particularly disadvantaged people.

The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) supports projects for particularly disadvantaged people in your organization with a funding programme.

The federal program "Eingliederung hilft gegen Ausgrenzung der am stärksten benachteiligten Personen" (EhAP Plus) is aimed at the following 2 target groups:

  • Target group 1: particularly disadvantaged newly arrived citizens of the European Union (EU) and their children under the age of 18 as well as members of minorities (such as marginalized communities like the Roma)
  • Target group 2: Homeless people or people at risk of homelessness and their children under the age of 18

The following individual objectives are supported in the EhAP Plus program:

  • Individual objective 1: Approaching, advising and accompanying people in target group 1 to further help services.
  • Individual objective 2: Approaching, advising and accompanying people from target group 2 to further help services.
  • Individual objective 3: Raising awareness and intercultural training in relation to the life situations and needs of the target groups and on the topics of antiziganism and anti-discrimination. This is aimed in particular at employees of public administrations, institutions of the regular help system and local social work organizations.

Your project must focus either solely on individual objective 1 or 2 or on both individual objectives. You can supplement activities from individual objective 3 in each case.

The BMAS will also support you if you set up a low-threshold pilot project on the help available in digital or social media as a supplementary measure. This pilot project should also counteract false reports in social media. It must be geared towards the individual objectives 1 and 2. The pilot project will only be funded once for 4 years and will begin its work on 01.10.2022.

Type and scope

As a rule, you will receive the funding as a grant for 4 years. The amount of funding is up to 95% of the total expenditure. It comes from the funds

  • the ESF (European Social Fund) Plus with a maximum of 90% of the eligible costs and
  • the federal government with a maximum of 5 percent of the eligible costs.

The funds may not exceed the maximum amount of 2 million euros for the entire funding period of 4 years.

Applications are approved by the Deutsche Rentenversicherung Knappschaft-Bahn-See (DRV KBS). The DRV KBS has the following tasks

  • informing the applicants and providing advice on funding,
  • examine applications,
  • approve and pay out grants and
  • review projects.

Process flow

The selection procedure is a two-stage process: In the first stage, you submit an expression of interest. In the 2nd step, the selected project sponsors are invited to submit an application.

Step 1:

  • You can submit expressions of interest via the ZEU-S funding portal.
  • The submitted expressions of interest are evaluated by an external evaluation institute. The selection is based on defined selection criteria and weightings, including the quality of the project concept, aspects of suitability, funding and potential for continuation.

Step 2:

  • If your project is positively assessed in Step 1, you will be asked to submit a formal, written funding application via the Z-EU-S funding portal.

If the project is approved, the usual regulations for grants apply, supplemented by special regulations for federal funding from the European Social Fund 2021-2027.

Requirements

You can submit an application

  • as a legal entity under private or public law,
  • as a partnership with legal capacity, for example as
    • a municipality,
    • an independent welfare organization,
    • other non-profit organization,
    • research institute,
    • association and
    • company.

Natural persons are excluded from funding.

Please note the following requirements:

  • When planning, you must observe the cross-cutting principles of gender equality, anti-discrimination and the ecological dimension of sustainability.
  • You can also inform and advise the target groups in EhAP Plus in the individual objectives 1 and 2 about labor market-related content. No measures of their own or direct placements in work or training or specific support services in accordance with the German Social Code (SGB) II or III are funded. A direct introduction of the target groups to the labor market is not possible.
Which documents are required?

If you are accepted for the application procedure:

  • a legally binding cover letter signed by the municipality or a public administration body and
  • a cooperation agreement between the partners involved.

If your project concept provides for labor market-related advice for EhAP target groups:

  • a legally binding, signed cover letter from the responsible local job center or employment agency regarding the planned labor market-related counseling services
Legal basis
Appeal
  • You can lodge an appeal against decisions made as part of the approval process (funding decision, final decision) via the ZEU-S funding portal.
  • A direct appeal procedure is also permitted against decisions made as part of the expression of interest procedure - provided these were issued by a supreme federal authority.
Applications / forms

Forms available: No

Written form required: Yes

Informal application possible: No

Personal appearance necessary: No

What else should I know?

You can replace the written form with the electronic form of the qualified electronic signature (qeS) or electronic proof of identity (eID) approved in the Z-EU-S funding portal.

Please give priority to the electronic form.

Only in exceptional cases can you apply to the granting authority to submit the signature by post.

In such exceptional cases, you must download the electronically recorded forms submitted in Z-EU-S after electronic submission. You must then sign the forms by hand and submit them by post. Please note the applicable deadlines.

Author
Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

Administrative authority ESF in the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

14.12.2022

Teaser

The ESF Plus federal program promotes projects that improve the living conditions and social integration of particularly disadvantaged people.

Process flow

The selection procedure is a two-stage process: In the first stage, you submit an expression of interest. In the 2nd step, the selected project sponsors are invited to submit an application.

Step 1:

  • You can submit expressions of interest via the ZEU-S funding portal.
  • The submitted expressions of interest are evaluated by an external evaluation institute. The selection is based on defined selection criteria and weightings, including the quality of the project concept, aspects of suitability, funding and potential for continuation.

Step 2:

  • If your project is positively assessed in Step 1, you will be asked to submit a formal, written funding application via the Z-EU-S funding portal.

If the project is approved, the usual regulations for grants apply, supplemented by special regulations for federal funding from the European Social Fund 2021-2027.

Requirements

You can submit an application

  • as a legal entity under private or public law,
  • as a partnership with legal capacity, for example as
    • a municipality,
    • an independent welfare organization,
    • other non-profit organization,
    • research institute,
    • association and
    • company.

Natural persons are excluded from funding.

Please note the following requirements:

  • When planning, you must observe the cross-cutting principles of gender equality, anti-discrimination and the ecological dimension of sustainability.
  • You can also inform and advise the target groups in EhAP Plus in the individual objectives 1 and 2 about labor market-related content. No measures of their own or direct placements in work or training or specific support services in accordance with the German Social Code (SGB) II or III are funded. A direct introduction of the target groups to the labor market is not possible.

Which documents are required?

If you are accepted for the application procedure:

  • a legally binding cover letter signed by the municipality or a public administration body and
  • a cooperation agreement between the partners involved.

If your project concept provides for labor market-related advice for EhAP target groups:

  • a legally binding, signed cover letter from the responsible local job center or employment agency regarding the planned labor market-related counseling services

Legal basis

Appeal

  • You can lodge an appeal against decisions made as part of the approval process (funding decision, final decision) via the ZEU-S funding portal.
  • A direct appeal procedure is also permitted against decisions made as part of the expression of interest procedure - provided these were issued by a supreme federal authority.

Applications / forms

Forms available: No

Written form required: Yes

Informal application possible: No

Personal appearance necessary: No

What else should I know?

You can replace the written form with the electronic form of the qualified electronic signature (qeS) or electronic proof of identity (eID) approved in the Z-EU-S funding portal.

Please give priority to the electronic form.

Only in exceptional cases can you apply to the granting authority to submit the signature by post.

In such exceptional cases, you must download the electronically recorded forms submitted in Z-EU-S after electronic submission. You must then sign the forms by hand and submit them by post. Please note the applicable deadlines.

Author

Forwarding service: Deep link to the original portal

Administrative authority ESF in the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS)

Professionally released on

14.12.2022

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