It is currently unclear when there will be scope to receive funding applications in the further training field. For more information about it possibly coming into force and period from which requests are accepted, please consult the site www.bag.bund.de.
Further training on MAN ProfiDrive® is also eligible for training for the funding period 2015, provided the content does not include any further training for professional drivers.
In general, training measures are promoted by employees in the form of courses, seminars and training courses, which last or exceed 4 hours (each of which lasting at least 45 minutes). Online seminars are not eligible for funding. For more details, please see the guidelines to further training funding.
A measure involving the transfer of qualifications, which do not exclusively or mainly apply to the present or future workplace of the employees concerned, but can also be transferred to other companies and workplaces.
The companies eligible for funding are those which, at the time of applying, are verifiably engaged in commercial road haulage of goods and / or general carriage of goods and, as of the date of application and in the period up to 30.09.2016, have owned or possessed at least one approved heavy-goods vehicle.
A commercial heavy goods vehicle is only eligible for funding, if it is exclusively intended for heavy goods haulage and the total permitted weight is at least 12 tons. Self-propelled machines and other special-purpose vehicles are not eligible for funding.
The funding comes in the form of project funding via a partial financing approach, provided in the form of a non-repayable grant.
Details of applications for funding further training and the valid period open for the same can be obtained via the BAG. The application must be submitted electronically via the "eService" application portal of the Federal Office for Goods Traffic – Internet address: https://antrag-bvbs.bund.de.
To ensure an application is legally valid, electronic transmission of the signed control form to the federal office within two weeks is required. The date of receipt is that date on which the application was electronically submitted. If the control form arrives after the deadline has expired, the date of receipt of the control form shall be considered the submission date of the application.
For measures implemented in house, up to 35 Euros per hour of tuition will be provided as personnel costs for trainers and the scope of external measures shall include covering the training costs levied by the provider (seminar fees, participation fees). Sales tax is not eligible for subsidy.
For measures implemented in house, up to 35 Euros per hour of tuition will be provided as personnel costs for trainers and the scope of external measures shall include covering the training costs levied by the provider (seminar fees, participation fees). The level of personnel costs covered for those participating in further training and general indirect costs (administration costs, rent, overheads) shall be recognised overall at 12 Euros per hour of tuition per participant. For all other costs (travel costs, depreciation of tools and training equipment etc.), the sum of 30 Euros shall be provided per day of training and per participant. Sales tax and accommodation costs are not eligible for subsidy.
Funding for KMU is 60% and for non-KMU 50% of the costs open to subsidy.
The maximum annual subsidy is determined based on the funding date for each heavy goods vehicle, amounting to up to 900 Euro for the KMU and 750 Euro for other applicants, multiplied by the number, as of 30 September, 2016 of approved heavy goods vehicles for the company eligible to subsidy and opening or possessing the same for travel in public roads.
A maximum of 1500 Euros is the ceiling of costs that can be subsidised for each heavy goods vehicle. Within a company, the maximum subsidy for each measure must not exceed the amount of 2 million Euros.
A subsidy authorised in accordance with this guideline must not be cumulatively applied with other forms of government aid and grants. One exception is the De-minimis funding program by MAN.