The Dpcm containing the regulation of the “Fund for investments in the smaller islands” has finally been published in the Official Journal, in implementation of the provisions of article 1, paragraph 553, of law no. 27 (budget law 2019).
Il Dpcm February 4, 2021, n. 34, contains all the procedures necessary to allow the Municipalities included in the scope of smaller islands (Annex "A", law no. 448/2001) to access the 41,5 million of euros available for the three-year period 2020-2022.
The questions of the Municipalities must refer to projects responding to at least one of the following two conditions:
• place oneself under the European Green Deal and refer to the decarbonisation of the energy sector, the renovation of buildings, the reduction of energy bills and the use of energy, the support to industry to innovate for the purpose of green economy, the introduction of forms of transport aimed at reducing consumption and harmful emissions;
• to be based on environmental sustainability, with particular reference to the recovery and management of waste, water management, road conditions and the recovery and reuse of the existing building and urban heritage, the quotation of tourist flows and seasonal adjustment, the protection of priority habitats and protected species , to the environmental certification of services.
Applications must be submitted within 30 days from the date of publication of a subsequent decree allocation of resources, which will take place on the website of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Department for regional affairs and autonomies.