Investor facility set-up costs can be significantly reduced by cash incentives provided in the form of grants subject to defined conditions.
One major program directs the allocation of these cash grants, the "Joint Task for Improving Regional Economic Structures" (Gemeinschaftsaufgabe - GRW), throughout Germany.
The program is supervised by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. Based on EU regulations and confirmation by the European Commission, it defines maximum possible incentive rates for all regions eligible for funding throughout Germany. These are published for each funding period in the form of the Ministry's "incentives map."