To scale-up support to local authorities in Ukraine, the European Commission through the Directorate- General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) offers direct support to city and town authorities that are members of the Mayors for Economic Growth (M4EG) network in Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova (hereinafter Moldova) amounted to EUR1.8. The “EU Response and Renewal Grant Programme for M4EG” will be established with a light fund structure. The Grant Programme will announce at least one Call for Local Demonstration Initiatives aimed at revitalization and recovery of local economies and communities of cities impacted by the war.