Accompanying change: The districts of Rastatt should continue to offer Rastatt's citizens attractive space for living and working. Against this background, the Baroque City of Rastatt draws attention to the Rural Development Program, or ELR for short, from the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Food, Rural Areas and Consumer Protection, which is advertised annually.
What is promoted?
Under the motto "We're leaving the future in the village!", structural development is being promoted in rural communities and villages in the state. Investments are made in projects that help Baden-Württemberg retain its decentralized structure. Funding focuses on inner development/housing, basic services, working and community facilities. Among other things, assistance is offered for the modernization and conversion of buildings in village centers and for securing the basic supply of goods and services.
Who can apply for a grant? What is the procedure?
Project sponsors and funding recipients can be municipalities as well as private construction companies. However, applications for funding can only be submitted via the municipalities, i.e. for the Rastatt area via the Rastatt municipal administration. In the next step, the city of Rastatt presents its development ideas and weights the individual projects. After prioritization by the municipality, these measures are discussed at the district level. The prioritization made here is used by the district council in the next step to prepare a program proposal. This proposal is the basis for the program decision, which is made by the minister.
By when must the funding application be submitted? How long does the procedure take?
Applications for funding must be submitted to the City of Rastatt by September 1, and the program decision is usually made in February of the following year.
Who can I contact at the city of Rastatt?
Contact persons at the city of Rastatt are the respective local administrations as well as the department of urban and green planning. Further information on the ELR is available from the Ministry of Food, Rural Areas and Consumer Protection Baden-Württemberg
Information on the ELR at the Ministry of Food, Rural Areas and Consumer Protection Baden-Württemberg
Information and forms for the application in the ELR program at the Regierungspräsidien Baden-Württemberg
Guide to the application process