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Recovery and Resilience Facility_National allocations available for grants

Recovery and Resilience Facility: National allocations available for grants

Recovery and Resilience Facility: National allocations available for grants

Up to twice a year, Member States can send the Commission requests for payments supported with evidence of the progress made in implementation. The application is then assessed by the Commission (within maximum two months), following which the Economic and Financial Committee must provide its opinion (within maximum four weeks of receiving the Commission’s preliminary assessment). The procedure envisages involvement of the European Council in the event of serious deviations from the satisfactory fulfilment of the relevant milestones and targets.
One element under the spotlight is the breakdown of resources among Member States, since one objective of NGEU and the RRF is to focus support on areas where the impact of the pandemic has been most severe. To this end, the grant component has been pre-allocated to Member States in the RRF Regulation. Figure 33 shows the breakdown of available RRF grants per Member State, with final allocations already known for 2021-2022 and estimated for 2023. The formula for the calculation is based on population, inverse of GDP per capita and the 2015-2019 unemployment rate compared with the EU average. The fall in real GDP in 2020-2021 replaces the last indicator for the allocation of resources for 2023. The allocations for 2023 will be revised by June 2022, based on actual outturn data from Eurostat. A series of safeguards avoid excessive concentration of resources. As for loans under the same facility, the maximum amount for each Member State is capped at 6.8 % of its GNI in 2019. Member States can request loans along with the submission of the national plans or later, but before 31 August 2023.

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