The actual incentives amount granted varies from region to region subject to economic development level. Accordingly, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has defined maximum possible incentives rates for all regions eligible for funding throughout Germany.
Regions with the highest incentives rates offer grants of up to 30 percent of eligible expenditures for small enterprises. Small enterprises situated in the border regions to Poland may receive up to 40 percent funding. These higher incentive rate regions are mainly situated in Eastern Germany.
Several regions within the western parts of Germany are also designated incentives regions. In these regions, small enterprises can receive subsidy rates of between 20 to 30 percent of eligible project costs.