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Public Appeal 10746 for Supporting Local Councils as Part of the Efsharibari in the City Initiative 2019

The Ministry of Health issues public appeal 10746 to encourage local councils to establish or expand plans that promote an active and healthy through the "Efsharibari in the City" initiatiative.

The last date for submissions was postponed until 18.9.2019.

Purpose of the support

The support is intended to encourage local councils to establish new plans (or expand existing ones) for promoting an active and healthy lifestyle among their residents by joining the 'Efsharibari in the City' Project, and to execute these plans in the following areas:

  1. Promoting programs that allow for an active and healthy lifestyle and initiatives designed to promote a non-smoking and healthy-eating culture in the public sphere
  2. Initiatives for encouraging physical activity, sports and mobility, and for shaping a public sphere that allows for physical activity
  3. Task-specific programs for promoting physical activity and healthy nutrition among older adults

Details of the support

Application method Last date for applications Budget scope Supported councils
Through the government support website 18.9.2019 7,000,000 "Local Council" - municipality, local council and regional council

Assistance with questions and clarifications

In case of technical difficulties, contact the technical support staff of the MERKAVA portal at 02-5012443.

Below is a response document to the clarification questions about public appeal 10746 that were sent to the Ministry by mail and that were discussed in the briefing session for local councils' representatives on 6.8.2019:

Response document to the clarification questions about public appeal 10746 (HE)

Please note:

  • Once you have uploaded all the filled out required documents to the MERKAVA portal, click "Submit created application" (in the main page in the category "Applications"). Without this action, there will be no confirmation that the documents have been submitted, even if they have been entered.
  • The final decision on the allocation of funds is subject to the approval of the Support Committee.

File names and links

a. The full support document – Public appeal number 10746 by the Ministry of Health for supporting local councils with health-promotion programs as part of the 'Efsharibari in the City' initiative (HE)

b. Links to the required documents (HE)

  1. Head of council declaration and commitment to lead and promote the 'Efsharibari in the City' initiative in the local council 
  2. Head of council and treasurer declaration and commitment to fulfill the terms and conditions, instructions and guidelines 
  3. Online questionnaire – The indices of 'Efsharibari in the City' - online completion only (PDF file, identical to the online questionnaire, can be used to help prepare all the details before filling out the online form))
  4. Format of an 'Efsharibari in the City' work plan 

c. Required forms in accordance with the guidance by the Accountant General that will appear upon creation of the application in the portal

General recommendations and assistance:

  1. It is important to get the various partners involved in the program, especially directors of education and sports, the steering committee and get top council officials involved at an early stage in order to receive a confirmation for the required budgetary commitment.
  2. You should consult officials who are experienced in filling out public appeal documents for local councils in the MERKAVA portal and be prepared ahead of time to fill out all the documents and forms.
  3. It is important to make sure your application relies on mappings or surveys, if previously made in the council, and of course on the indices questionnaire that you are required to fill out as part of the application. Some of these health indices are displayed in the locality health map – the Ministry of Health's geographical information portal (HE).
  4. You may use the following pages (HE):
  5. You may seek the assistance of professionals specializing in health-promoting programs and other professionals according to the subject of the program (HE):
  6. In case additional assistance is required
    • Contact your local health bureau and consult the available health promotion coordinators.
    • You may also contact Mr. Nasim Asi, the coordinator of Efsharibari in the City at nasimahealth@gmail.com and schedule a brief consultation session