The NRRP to the Civil Protection Department
The National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) allocates €15.06 billion for land and water resource protection under Mission 2, Component 4. Specifically, 2.49 billion euros are allocated for "Measures for flood risk management and hydrogeological risk reduction"
These are structural measures, to secure the territory from landslides or reduce the risk of flooding, and non-structural measures, i.e., measures provided for in water and flood risk management plans, for land protection, redevelopment, monitoring and prevention.
The goal is to bring 1.5 million people at risk to safety.
The investment of 2.49 billion euros is divided into two intervention types:
a) structural and nonstructural interventions in the areas at highest risk to which 1.287 million euros are allocated, with interventions carried out by the end of 2021;
b) in favor of areas affected by disasters to which 1,200 million euros are allocated for the restoration of damaged infrastructure and the reduction of residual risk on the basis of investment plans drawn up at the local level and approved by the Department of Civil Protection by the end of 2021.
Coordination of the investment provided for in point b) is the responsibility of the Civil Protection Department, and, the Ministry of Economy and Finance with the decree of August 6, 2021, published in the Official Gazette of September 24, 2021, divided the resources into:
- 400 million euros for "existing projects", that are approved projects, already started and approved as of December 31, 2021;
- 800 million euros for the implementation of "new projects" to be identified within the same thematic area of flood and hydrogeological risk reduction, with the aim of restoring initial conditions in affected areas and ensuring the resilience of territories to natural disasters.
Both "existing projects" and "new projects," concern interventions on public property having reference to the types provided by Legislative Decree No. 1/2018, Article 25, paragraph 2, letters d) and e).
It is necessary, for both types, to ensure that economic operators, in the execution of public contracts, comply with applicable obligations under environmental law or the National Action Plan on Green Public Procurement - NAP GPP.
Necessary conditions for access to funding are the compliance with the principle of "Do not cause significant harm" DNSH pursuant to Article 17 of Regulation (EU) 2020/852) and the constraint of the allocation of 40 percent to the regions of the South - pursuant to paragraph 6 bis, Article 2, of Decree-Law No. 77/2021, converted into Law No. 108 of July 29, 2021.
Finally, compliance with milestones and targets assigned to the investment is imperative.
The milestone requires the publication, on the institutional websites of the Regions and Autonomous Provinces and the Department of Civil Protection, of the acts of approval of the plans of interventions by December 31, 2021.
The assigned target corresponds to the completion of interventions by December 31, 2025.
In agreement with the Autonomous Regions and Provinces, the principle identified for the allocation of funds for both types of projects, in compliance with the constraint of the allocation of 40 percent to the regions of Southern Italy, was that identified by the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of December 5, 2016 on "Approval of the indicator of allocation on a regional basis of the resources aimed at hydrogeological risk mitigation interventions" (Table 1 available below and in annex).
|Region/PA||Resources for existing projects||Resources for new projects|
|Abruzzo||15.169.593,04 €||30.339.186,09 €|
|Basilicata||12.610.976,71 €||25.221.953,42 €|
|Calabria||18.411.726,65 €||36.823.453,29 €|
|Campania||25.114.686,11 €||50.229.372,22 €|
|Molise||6.825.610,07 €||13.651.220,14 €|
|Puglia||25.319.658,14 €||50.639.316,27 €|
|Sardegna||24.697.258,29 €||49.394.516,58 €|
|Sicilia||31.850.490,99 €||63.700.981,98 €|
|160.000.000,00 €||320.000.000,00 €|
|Bolzano||7.610.421,24 €||15.220.842,47 €|
|Emilia- Romagna||30.568.089,64 €||61.136.179,28 €|
|Friuli-Venezia Giulia||10.459.208,64 €||20.918.417,28 €|
|Lazio||23.775.397,57 €||47.550.795,15 €|
|Liguria||10.430.728,57 €||20.861.457,13 €|
|Lombardia||36.994.832,30 €||73.989.664,60 €|
|Marche||12.841.391,04 €||25.682.782,07 €|
|Piemonte||29.654.386,53 €||59.308.773,06 €|
|Toscana||30.215.014,78 €||60.430.029,57 €|
|Trento||7.070.470,30 €||14.140.940,59 €|
|Umbria||10.293.400,00 €||20.586.800,01 €|
|Valle d'Aosta||5.246.575,32 €||10.493.150,64 €|
|Veneto||24.840.084,07 €||49.680.168,15 €|
|SUB TOTAL||240.000.000,00 €||480.000.000,00 €|
|TOTAL RESOURCES||400.000.000,00 €||800.000.000,00 €|
Tab 1. Resource distribution and allocation for "existing" and new projects
On the basis of the reported proposals for "existing " projects, and following the verification of their eligibility, the project lists were approved.
Some regions proposed a list for less than the allocated amount. Other regions proposed no list at all. This was in view of the differentiation at the territorial level regarding the possibility of proposing lists of interventions to be reported, as beneficiaries of resources, for past emergencies, that were lower than the allocation or not beneficiaries of resources, such as the regions of Campania, Puglia and Valle d'Aosta.
There was, therefore, subsequent approval of lists, based on the additional interventions proposed by the regions and provinces themselves and eligible, until the total of 400 million available was reached.
Thus, two approvals were made: a first, regarding the amount allocated and a second on additional proposed "existing " projects, for those regions and autonomous provinces that requested them.
The allocation of resources on the basis of the two approvals is shown in Table 2 (available in annex).
Regarding the implementation of the existing projects, in liaison with the Regions, Autonomous Provinces, the Department for Economic Policy Planning and Coordination (DIPE) and Central Service for the NRP, a Single Project Code (CUP) control activity was initiated for each of the approved interventions as of December 31, 2021.
The monitoring activity revealed some anomalies, a total of eight, related to the status of the CUP.
For these anomalies, corrections of the erroneously communicated CUP were necessary, or in some cases, the replacement of the corresponding interventions with others already on the lists provided by the Regions and Autonomous Provinces and that met the requirements of the PNRR regulations for access to resources. As a result, resources were consequently reallocated to other interventions in the Region's availability, if any, or otherwise from the lists of other Regions and Autonomous Provinces.
Table 2bis shows the new summary picture of the amounts allocated to the Regions and Autonomous Provinces.
|Region/PA||Resources for existing projects
up to 31.12.2021
|Resources for existing projects
|Abruzzo||23.409.992,28 €||23.409.992,28 €|
|Basilicata||8.357.038,35 €||8.357.038,35 €|
|Bolzano||9.270.364,27 €||9.270.364,27 €|
|Calabria||21.347.414,04 €||21.347.414,04 €|
|Campania||0,00 €||0,00 €|
|Emilia-Romagna||39.314.068,88 €||39.314.068,88 €|
|Friuli Venezia Giulia||16.710.938,17 €||16.710.938,17 €|
|Lazio||28.969.018,90 €||28.969.018,90 €|
|Liguria||10.778.697,05 €||10.778.697,05 €|
|Lombardia||63.741.920,68 €||63.741.920,68 €|
|Marche||6.688.645,99 €||6.688.645,99 €|
|Piemonte||4.102.756,34 €||4.102.756,34 €|
|Puglia||0,00 €||0,00 €|
|Sardegna||30.698.128,48 €||30.698.128,48 €|
|Sicilia||35.608.141,44 €||35.608.141,44 €|
|Toscana||43.756.737,50 €||43.756.737,50 €|
|Trento||13.509.332,96 €||13.509.332,96 €|
|Umbria||2.199.862,07 €||2.199.862,07 €|
|Valle d'Aosta||0,00 €||0,00 €|
|Veneto||34.685.358,70 €||34.685.358,70 €|
|TOTAL||400.000.000,00 €||400.000.000,00 €|
Tab 2bis. Amounts allocated to existing projects by Region and Autonomous Province following adjustments and/or modifications. (Updated as of 03/22/2022)
Following the Court of Auditors' registration of the approval Decrees for the lists of interventions resulting from the Plans approved by December 31, 2021, in accordance with the provisions of the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers of August 23, 2022, the Department proceeded to sign Agreements, pursuant to Art. 15 of Law No. 241/1990, with the Regions and Autonomous Provinces, to regulate the joint implementation of activities of common interest, through a specific division of responsibilities and obligations related to the management, monitoring, reporting and control of the interventions accepted for funding.
As of today, 20 Agreements have been signed
On the basis of the proposals for "new" projects communicated, and following the verification of their eligibility, albeit in detail of macro-interventions, the approvals of the lists proposed by the Regions and Autonomous Provinces were arrived at, as shown in Table 3 (available below and in annex)
|Region - PA||Resources for new interventions|
|Emilia - Romagna||61.136.179,28 €|
|Friuli - Venezia Giulia||20.918.417,28 €|
|Valle d'Aosta||10.493.150,64 €|
Tab 3. Amount allocated to "new" interventions by region and autonomous province.