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for heat pump funding

New procedure

Important amendment

Since the 1st of January 2018 there is a significant change to the application procedure for funding provided by the German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) in accordance with the market incentive programme.

standardised procedure

Since 1st January 2018, a new application procedure must be used for all heat pump systems. This applies to all applicants and funding options, standardising the application process for core funding and innovation funding. This means that the funding application must now be submitted  prior to placing the order – with no exceptions.

This standardisation represents an initial step in the improvement and simplification of funding opportunities in accordance with the new funding strategy.

Placement of orders

according to the new regulation

Once the confirmation of receipt issued by the German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) for the funding application has been received, the order may be placed with the specialist tradesperson without needing to wait for the allocation decision.

However, there is still a risk of rejection (e.g. for technical reasons). If the decision in favour of the heat pump depends on the allocation of funding, then applicants should only place the order with the specialist tradesperson once they have received the allocation decision.