In addition to the general grant program under category 1, the program offers special grant opportunities. To know which opportunity is available in your municipality, please click on the following link.
Specifically promoted investments:
Throughout the duration of the program, FAO will be promoting specific investments that are considered to have a higher economic, social, or environmental impact. To do so, the financial support will be raised from 40% to 60% of the value of the investments. The list of specifically promoted investments will evolve, and for now includes: List of specifically promoted investments.
Value chain investments:
Some value chains have been selected by FAO, and will received specific support. For each of these value chains, projects active in these value chains can be selected even if not located in the ENPARD municipalities. However, these projects must have a direct impact in at least one of the municipalities. This support is however limited to stages in the value chain AFTER primary prodution level (for example: wholesale, storage, processing, distribution…). The support to primary production in these value chains is limited to adjacent municipalities (please see the following section ’adjacent municipalities’) . The value chains selected include:
- Potato in Akhalakalaki
- Vegetables in Lagodekhi
- Wheat in Dedoplitskaro
- Dairy in all 8 municipalities
- Beef in all 8 municipalities
Potato is considered a priority value chain in Akhalkalaki. Therefore, the program can support, for example, a storage facility, even if it’s located in another municipality, as long as a significant portion of the potatoes bought by the storage facility is bought in Akhalkalaki. Supporting this investment hence has a direct impact in the ENPARD municipality.
Dairy is considered a priority value chain in all 8 municipalities. Therefore the program can support, for example, a cheese factory, even if it’s located in another municipality, as long as a significant portion of the milk bought by the cheese factory is bought in any of the 8 municipalities. Supporting this investment hence has a direct impact in the ENPARD municipality.
For each of the selected value chains, projects related to primary production in these specific value chains can be supported by the program if they are not directly in the considered municipalities, but only if they are in one of the adjacent municipalities.
The list of adjacent municipalities and the related value chains include:
Cooperatives with more then 12 months of legal existence are eligible for investments without any geographic limitations, provided their activity are in the selected value chains (mentioned above). A specific financial support of 60% of the value of the investment will be provided, with a maximum of 50,000 USD.