Due to the coronavirus pandemic, start-up grants can temporarily be granted for up to 18 months.
Start-up grants for a period of time of over 12 months are intended for entrepreneurs whose prerequisites for launching or establishing business activities during the normal start-up grant period are hindered by the coronavirus epidemic.
The TE Office grants a start-up grant in periods of no more than six months. Applications for an extension of the start-up grant must be submitted to the TE Office. As a rule, the application must be submitted to the TE Office before the end of the previous period.
The law is in force from 1 May 2020 until 30 June 2021.