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Gov­ern­men­tal Grants

Grants are pay­ments for spe­cif­ic pur­pos­es pro­vid­ed by the Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment to bod­ies that are not part of the fed­er­al ad­min­is­tra­tion. They con­sti­tute a flex­i­ble in­stru­ment for the Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment to ac­tive­ly con­tribute to and con­trol rel­e­vant so­cio-po­lit­i­cal pro­cess­es of ma­jor na­tion­al in­ter­est that would not be suf­fi­cient­ly en­sured with­out ap­pro­pri­ate sup­port.

The de­ci­sion which ar­eas are of ma­jor in­ter­est is in most cas­es re­served to the min­istries. The Fed­er­al Of­fice of Ad­min­is­tra­tion (BVA) is fi­nal­ly re­spon­si­ble for the op­er­a­tional man­age­ment of grants and en­sures with its per­son­nel and in­fras­truc­tural po­ten­tial a con­sis­tent, ef­fi­cient and pro­fes­sion­al im­ple­men­ta­tion of po­lit­i­cal grant de­ci­sions. It co­op­er­ates with var­i­ous grant re­cip­i­ents and oth­er au­thor­i­ties at fed­er­al, Land and mu­nic­i­pal lev­el.

The many years of ex­pe­ri­ence with dif­fer­ent grant pro­ce­dures have paved the way for the BVA to be­come the cen­tral grant ser­vice provider of the Fed­er­al Gov­ern­ment. An in­creas­ing num­ber of fed­er­al min­istries makes use of our large ser­vices port­fo­lio rang­ing from the is­sue of ap­proval de­ci­sions to coun­selling ser­vices for grant re­cip­i­ents to the fi­nal ex­am­i­na­tion of the proofs of em­ploy­ment of funds. Pub­lic funds are for in­stance grant­ed for the pro­mo­tion of sport and cul­ture, work in the ar­eas of fam­i­ly af­fairs, wom­en, se­nior cit­i­zens and youth, as well as the pro­mo­tion of peace-keep­ing ini­tia­tives or of the cul­tur­al re­la­tions and ed­u­ca­tion pol­i­cy.

Be­sides the grants from the fed­er­al bud­get, ESF fund­ing be­comes in­creas­ing­ly im­por­tant. The Eu­ro­pean So­cial Fund is an EU Struc­tural Fund cre­at­ed with the ob­jec­tive to close the gaps in pros­per­i­ty and liv­ing stan­dards that ex­ist be­tween EU coun­tries and re­gions and there­by pro­mote eco­nom­ic and so­cial co­he­sion. On be­half of the Fed­er­al Min­istry of Labour and So­cial Af­fairs (BMAS), the BVA un­der­takes var­i­ous tasks of an ad­min­is­tra­tion body (ad­min­is­tra­tive im­ple­men­ta­tion), cer­ti­fi­ca­tion body (fi­nan­cial mon­i­tor­ing and mon­i­tor­ing of ex­pen­di­tures), and au­dit­ing body (mon­i­tor­ing of the ad­e­quate im­ple­men­ta­tion) for ESF sup­port pro­grammes.