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Regulation (2014:1542) If State Aid To Municipalities And County Councils To Raise Awareness About Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And Transgender People's Situation

Original Language Title: Förordning (2014:1542) om statsbidrag till kommuner och landsting för att öka kunskapen om homosexuellas, bisexuellas och transpersoners situation

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Introductory provisions

Article 1 this regulation lays down provisions on State aid

to local governments for education efforts to

promoting equal rights and opportunities regardless of sexual

orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

section 2 of the issues of State aid under this regulation be reviewed by

The National Board of health and welfare.

Conditions for State aid

paragraph 3 of the State subsidy may, subject to availability of funds, are provided to the

municipalities and county councils for projects aimed at in the

the custom activity increase knowledge about gay,

bisexual and transgender people's situation in order to promote

the public's rights and opportunities in the contact with

municipalities and County Councils (learning projects).

section 4 of the Government subsidies may be provided upon application.

A condition of contribution is that the project does not include

efforts already carried out in the municipality's or County Council

ordinary activities.

Distribution of Government grants

§ 5 applications for projects that have a high degree of own

financing of a municipality or a county shall

as a matter of priority.

section 6 of the National Board of health may give priority to between incoming

applications for State subsidies and give preference to the

applications which are best considered to meet the intent of

Government contribution set out in section 3.

In prioritising between applications, interest

of a geographical spread across the country, and spread

between urban and rural areas must be taken into account.

Application for Government grants

section 7 of the application should include

1. a description of the project's time frame and aim,

the size of the activities the project includes,

the project's integration in the ordinary course of business and

potential contagion effects,

2. a budget for the project,

3. a statement of whether the previous work focused on issues

concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people have

carried out within the business, and

4. information on how the interaction with one or more

organizations representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and

transgender people should be ensured.

Decisions and payments

clause 8 of a decision on State aid, it should set out what

business grant is awarded for. The decision shall last day

for recognition under section 9 are listed.

Welfare pays the Government contribution at one point.


section 9, a municipality or a county who has received

Government grants under this regulation is required to submit a

economic accounting of the received funds to

The National Board of health and welfare at the time specified in the order.

The beneficiary shall declare the results

have been achieved and how the results relate to the

purpose for which the allowance has been granted.

section 10 of the National Board of health shall annually not later than June 1 to

the Government give an account for what state aid is

been used to and, if possible, an assessment of Government grant

results in relation to the purpose of the contributions.

Refunds and chargebacks

11 § the recipient of a Government's repayment obligation,


1. a report referred to in section 9 has not been provided, or

2. the refund entirely or partially unused or not

has been used for the purpose for which it has been provided for.

section 12 of the National Board of health shall adopt all or part of the claim

return the contribution if the beneficiary is

the repayment obligation referred to in section 11.

If there are special reasons for it, the National Board of health and welfare completely

or partially waive recovery.

Ban appeal

paragraph 13 of the Decision pursuant to this Regulation may not be appealed.


section 14 of the National Board may provide for

the enforcement of this regulation.

Transitional provisions


1. This Regulation shall enter into force on 1 June 2015.

2. The provision in paragraph 10 concerning the obligation to provide a

statement apply for the first time in 2016.