What is a non-invasive housing program

Program for non-investment urban development funding

To promote social cohesion and integration in neighborhoods, the Ministry of Economic Affairs launched the program for non-investment funding for urban development (NIS) in 2015, in addition to funding construction and investment measures in redevelopment areas. Among other things, projects to care for children and young people in their free time, to integrate migrants or to include people with disabilities are funded. The municipality can use the funds for a disposal fund, district management or other non-investment projects.

From sports activities to prevent falls, community festivals, neighborhood help and needs-based local supplies and lunch tables to the repair café, games for children and language courses for migrants - the program offers municipalities a wide range of options.

The maximum amount of funding for non-investment measures in a redevelopment area is 100,000 euros. NIS grants that have not yet been invoiced will be offset against the maximum grant amount.

The prerequisite for funding is that the non-investment measure is carried out in an ongoing redevelopment area of ​​the municipality.

The beneficiaries are the cities and municipalities. The program is advertised annually. The municipality submits an application for funding to the respective regional council using the application forms provided. If the decision is positive, it will receive funding of a maximum of 60 percent of the eligible costs. She has to pay for the rest herself (co-financing).

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Disposal fund

A certain financial budget is provided here for quick, unbureaucratic and small-scale improvements in the neighborhood. The decision about the use of the funds should lie with the residents and the actors in the area. In this way, voluntary activities can be promoted that improve the quality of stay and togetherness in the neighborhood. The local decision-making body is set up by the municipality.

If a disposition fund is set up, as a rule - in contrast to the other funding at the NIS of 60 percent of the eligible costs - at least 50 percent must be financed from funds from the economy, real estate and location communities or from additional funds from the municipality.

District management

Personnel and material costs of a district management - often a district office - are funded, provided that they are not urban employees. The task of the district management is to plan, coordinate, implement and support NIS projects.

Other non-investment individual projects

Individual projects that meet the funding requirements, but are not carried out within the framework of a disposition fund, are funded. A municipal council resolution for the individual measure is a prerequisite.