The Government agreed that the Managing Authority of the Operational Programme “Human Resources Development” (OPHRD) 2014-2020 to conclude contracts for the provision of grants of up to 0.95% above the budget of the Operational Programme in connection with measures to combat COVID-19. In this way BGN 24,612,132 will be provided, which will enable timely actions to be taken to support employees.
Additional financial resources will be directed to “Save Me” Operation. It provides support for maintaining the employment of employees in enterprises that have directly ceased their economic activity as a result of the anti-epidemic measures imposed against the spread of COVID-19.
The approved over-contracting will be temporary. The over-contracted funds will be offset by the forthcoming additional funding from the REACT-EU mechanism for OPHRD 2014-2020.