The Cabinet of Ministers announced two grant programs in the IT field
The grant program provides for the allocation of up to UAH 30,000 to pay for IT courses. Grants are also provided for start-ups in the field of high technologies.
The Cabinet of Ministers approved a grant program to support the development of the IT sector and start-ups in the field of high technologies. This was announced on Friday, June 24, by Prime Minister Denys Shmygal, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers reports.
Thus, the state will provide from UAH 750,000 to UAH 3.5 million for relevant startups. The Ukrainian Startup Fund will administer this program.
“The main funding criteria are the creation of five jobs, as well as an emphasis on the development of new technologies and solutions,” Shmyhal said.
In addition, the Cabinet of Ministers launched the Start in IT program – the provision of scholarships in the amount of up to UAH 30,000. to train and acquire the skills of a junior developer, data analyst or graphic designer.
“This program is not for students and not for IT professionals. This program is for people who have previous work experience, but now, for example, they lost this job or are in idle time and want to learn new skills for a new career. The state provides such opportunity. IT specialists have become a real middle class in Ukraine in recent years, so we are interested in their number only increasing,” the prime minister said.
It is noted that the money under the Start in IT program can only be spent on paying for a school or courses that will be determined by the Ministry of Digital Transformation. In general, according to the head of government, the state will provide an opportunity to start a career in IT for 60,000 Ukrainians. The total budget of the program is UAH 1.8 billion.
It is also reported that the government this week presented six grant programs. This is the basis of a large eJob project that will allow anyone who has the desire, skills and plan to start their own business, expand their small or medium business, and also start a new career. Gradually, Dії will have the opportunity and details on how to apply for each of these grant projects.
Recall that earlier the Cabinet announced a new economic strategy: the state will provide non-refundable funds to create thousands of new micro-businesses.
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