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Förderung und Zuwendung

Gov­ern­ment grant man­age­ment

Food and wa­ter are in­dis­pens­able to grow­ing and thriv­ing – this al­so il­lus­trates the func­tion of grants, which en­able the state to ac­tive­ly ad­vance mea­sures of ma­jor fed­er­al in­ter­est. Usu­al­ly, the min­istries de­cide who will be award­ed grants. The Fed­er­al Of­fice of Ad­min­is­tra­tion (BVA) is re­spon­si­ble for the prac­ti­cal im­ple­men­ta­tion: it is­sues ap­proval de­ci­sions, su­per­vis­es and ad­vis­es grant re­cip­i­ents – es­pe­cial­ly with re­spect to fi­nanc­ing is­sues – and, fi­nal­ly, ex­am­ines whether grants have been prop­er­ly em­ployed.

Grants serve very di­verse ob­jec­tives, for in­stance the pro­mo­tion of sport, cul­ture, work in the ar­eas of fam­i­ly , wom­en, se­nior cit­i­zens and youth af­fairs, as well as in the fields of labour and so­cial af­fairs, health, ed­u­ca­tion, jus­tice, and trans­port, or hu­man­i­tar­i­an ac­tiv­i­ties abroad. Be­sides, projects fi­nanced from the Eu­ro­pean So­cial Fund (ESF) have be­come in­creas­ing­ly im­por­tant at the BVA, e.g. the pro­grammes ‘Cit­i­zen's Work’, ‘Xenos – Liv­ing and Work­ing in Di­ver­si­ty’, ‘Con­tin­u­ing Ed­u­ca­tion Grant’, or ‘Net­works for Ef­fec­tive As­sis­tance to Sin­gle Par­ents’.


ESF au­dit body

As an ESF au­dit body, the Fed­er­al Of­fice of Ad­min­is­tra­tion (di­vi­sion VMB 8) ex­am­ines, on be­half of the au­dit au­thor­i­ty of the Fed­er­al Min­istry of Labour and So­cial Af­fairs (BMAS), the ef­fec­tive func­tion­ing of the man­age­ment and con­trol sys­tem used to im­ple­ment ESF fund­ing pro­grammes sub­ject to the ar­eas of re­spon­si­bil­i­ty of dif­fer­ent fed­er­al min­istries

ESF for Germany

ESF cer­ti­fi­ca­tion au­thor­i­ty

The ESF cer­ti­fi­ca­tion au­thor­i­ty at the Fed­er­al Of­fice of Ad­min­is­tra­tion has been com­mis­sioned by the Fed­er­al Min­istry of Labour and So­cial Af­fairs (Bun­desmin­is­teri­um für Ar­beit und Soziales, BMAS) which is re­spon­si­ble for the op­er­a­tional pro­gramme of the Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment as a whole to per­form tasks on their be­half.

ESF for Germany

ESF man­ag­ing au­thor­i­ty

The Fed­er­al Of­fice of Ad­min­is­tra­tion (BVA) is the ESF man­ag­ing au­thor­i­ty. It is re­spon­si­ble for the plan­ning, im­ple­men­ta­tion and ac­counts of fund­ing pro­grammes.