Managing flood risks

Last updated on 18.01.2021 Emission Trading System

Information about the measure

The application round will support research and other preparatory activities needed to investigate the reason for flooding or find the appropriate technical solution. Grants are also allocated for compiling the preliminary design project and constructional planning. More information on support activities is available on the website of EIC. From the application round opening in 2019, grants for construction works can be applied for. 

The application round will be used to support activities in areas exposed to flooding risk, which are included in the currently published water management plan and mitigation plan. Also, in areas outside the areas exposed to flooding risk, where works can be conducted to avoid flooding in areas exposed to flooding risk, and in areas where significant potential flooding risk has been established in surveys.

Application is open for units of local municipalities or joined units of local municipalities. The maximum sum of the grant per one grant is EUR 100,000 without VAT. The maximum share of the grant is 70% of the project’s eligible costs and the grant recipient’s own funds must cover at least 30% of the project’s eligible costs. Project duration is up to 18 months. 

The application process takes place through the E-support environment. Applications can be submitted starting from 3 September 2018. The budget in the application round is 1.5 million euros and applications will be received until the budget is exhausted. 

The application process is in the Estonian language. More detailed materials, instructions and information can be found here, in Estonian, on the EIC’s homepage.