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Factsheet for measure LV-2023-35/3420 Updated – measures in Latvia

Support for buildings damaged by hail and storms

Atbalsts krusā un vētrā cietušajām ēkām

Country Latvia , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 01 September 2023 – 01 December 2023
Context Extreme Weather Events
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial) or damage compensation
Author Kriss Karnitis (EPC) and Eurofound
Measure added 16 November 2023 (updated 25 April 2024)

Background information

The purpose of this measure is to remedy damage to buildings or structures used for agricultural production or processing of agricultural products caused by weather conditions after 7 August 2023. The program is regulated by the Cabinet of Ministers Regulation No 776 Procedure for granting State and European Union support in the form of open calls for proposals under the measure ‘Investments in tangible assets’ during the transitional period of the 2014-2020 programming period in 2021 and 2022.

Content of measure

To help farmers cope with the difficulties caused by hail and storm damage, the following activities are supported:

  • Restoration or reconstruction of agricultural production buildings/structures;
  • Restoration or reconstruction of buildings/structures for processing agricultural products;
  • Purchase of building materials.

To be eligible, applicants must be registered as an economic operator and have received income from agricultural activity or the processing of agricultural products. The application period is from 1 September 2023 to 1 December 2023. The total funding available is €3 million. The amount of support is as follows:

  • For producers of agricultural products with a total turnover of up to €70,000 the support is at 80% of costs, and for those with a total turnover of €70,001 or more, between 40% and 60%;
  • For processors of agricultural products with a total turnover of up to €70,000, the support is at 80% of costs, with a total turnover of between €70,000 and €350,000 - between 40% and 50%, and with a total turnover of €350,001 or more - between 30% and 50%.


The following updates to this measure have been made after it came into effect.

12 December 2023

The deadline for receiving applications for the measure has been extended to 1 March 2024 and additional funding of €1 million has been made available.

Use of measure

A total of €1,795,698 worth of projects have been submitted for support. (45% of available funding).

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Sector specific set of companies
Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
European Funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


No involvement by social partners.

Views and reactions

So specific views to report.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      A - Agriculture, Forestry And Fishing A1 Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities
      C - Manufacturing C10 Manufacture of food products

This case is not occupation-specific.


  • 06 June 2023: Valsts un Eiropas Savienības atbalsta piešķiršanas kārtība atklātu projektu konkursa veidā pasākumā "Ieguldījumi materiālajos aktīvos" (
  • 16 November 2023: Atbalsts krusā un vētrā cietušajām ēkām (
  • 12 December 2023: Lauku atbalsta dienesta paziņojums (


Eurofound (2023), Support for buildings damaged by hail and storms, measure LV-2023-35/3420 (measures in Latvia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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