CURRENTLY (June 10th): The Ministry of Industry and Trade has announced a 2nd call, applications can be submitted until September 13th.
The 1st call within the program was published on April 1st, 2021. The 2nd call on June 10th.
The program is intended to help entrepreneurs who are at a loss due to the coronavirus pandemic cover part of the uncovered fixed costs. It is a broad-based, capture program for companies regardless of the specific sector, the form of ownership or number of employees. Together with the COVID - 2021, it replaced the existing specific programs. In addition to these two compensations, the Antivirus wage compensation and the self-employed compensation bonus will continue.
Purpose/conditions for drawing: The condition for obtaining support in the COVID program - Uncovered Costs will be a decrease in the company's turnover for the relevant period by at least 50% compared to the comparative period and proof of accounting loss. Subsidies already provided (eg Antivirus) will be deducted from this loss.
Applicants are obliged to grant provided and expected subsidies and grants notified in accordance with point 3.1. the current Temporary Framework of the European Commission for eligible expenditure. If the applicant has obtained any other support provided outside the scheme of point 3.1. Temporary framework, he is also obliged to declare it.
1st Call: The applicant will choose the period from January 1st, 2019 to March 31st, 2019 or from January 1st, 2020 to March 31st, 2020 as the comparison period.
2nd Call: The comparison period is the same period in 2019 (ie either April 2019 or April to May 2019).
The program will help cover part of the costs/expenses that are not covered by income.
What is the maximum amount of aid:
1st call: Limit of CZK 40 million per applicant.
2nd call: CZK 15 million per applicant for the relevant period from April 1st to April 30th, 2021, or CZK 25 million per applicant in the case of the relevant period from April 1st to May 31st, 2021.
1st call: January 1st - March 31st, 2021
2nd call: April 1st, 2021 - May 31st, 2021. If the applicant meets the condition of a decrease in turnover only for April 2021, he may choose as the decisive period for which the support will be paid according to the Call only the period from April 1st, 2021 to April 30th, 2021
Receipt of applications:
1st call: April 19th, 2021 from 9 AM to July 19th, 2021
2nd call: from June 28th, 2021 from 9 AM to September 13th, 2021
Method of applying: Through the information system accessible from the AIS MPO Portal. Pay attention! Before working on the portal, it is necessary to establish an active identity of a physical person (account), the so-called eIdentity. Applications can be submitted, modified and evaluated, but the release of grant funds will be possible only after the notification of the Program by the European Commission, which is still ongoing. All necessary confirmations and forms are prepared for the applicant in the information system.
Before applying, study the information and documents on the MPO website in detail. There you will find all attachments, additional tables for tax records, etc.
COVID - Uncovered Costs is an alternative to the also approved COVID - 2021 program. However, that program was terminated in early May because retail and services are no longer closed. Support granted under the second call of the COVID program - Uncovered costs is combinable with support from the COVID 2021 program.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has prepared leaflets with information on both new programs. One of them compares the two programs in a nutshell and the other brings you more detailed information about them.