MENU

Level-up Innovation Government Support for Technologies Against the Spread of COVID-19 (LIGTAS-COVID-19)

Opportunity Status:

CLOSED

Funders:

Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI)

Funding type:

Repayment

Closing date:

2nd Wave: 31 August 2022 | 5:00 PM

Submit through:

email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Link to Documents:

Program Guidelines, project proposal templates, and other relevant documents can be found at this link.

Description:

The Level-up Innovation Government Support for Technologies Against the Spread of COVID-19 (LIGTAS-COVID-19) is a program of the Technology Application and Promotion Institute (DOST-TAPI) that aims to provide financial assistance to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) that have been providing support for the fight against COVID-19 pandemic. The LIGTAS COVID-19 is similar to the Purchase Order Financing Program (PO Financing) but serves the clientele aiding in the response against COVID-19.

1. Food Processing
2. Furniture
3. Gifts, Decors, and Handicrafts
4. Agriculture or Marine or Aquaculture
5. Metals and Engineering
6. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
7. Pharmaceuticals, Health, and Wellness products
8. Manufacturing and Industrial processing

Eligible proponents for this Program are Filipino-owned MSMEs previously assisted by SETUP or DOST-TAPI. They should be duly registered Sole Proprietors or Corporations or Partnerships or Cooperatives at least sixty percent (60%) ownership of which belongs to Filipino Citizens.

Proponents must be able to meet the conditions below to apply:

  1. Filipino-owned MSMEs previously assisted by SETUP, DOST-TAPI, or other DOST Agencies:
    • They must be fully refunded and/or has no remaining obligations
  2. Filipino-owned MSMEs with on-going SETUP project:
    • They must have good credit standing AND have refunded at least 50% of total existing SETUP assistance. 
  3. Filipino-owned MSMEs who adopted DOST-generated/funded technologies:
    • They must have valid TLAs with DOST-RDI AND TLA should be valid within the project term.

The Program covers the acquisition of raw materials needed to produce the required quantity/volume of products/goods as reflected on the irrevocable Purchase Orders (POs).

The Program will cover seventy percent (70%) of the project cost which shall be refunded by the proponent without interest. At least thirty percent (30%) of the project cost shall be covered by the proponent. DOST-TAPI shall cover a maximum of One Million Pesos (1M) per project.

The period of refund shall in not exceed one (1) year after the release of funds in addition to a six (6)-month grace period.

  1. The project proponent shall prepare a full-blown project proposal and formal application letter, along with the complete requirements;
  2. The project proponent must send a copy of the full-blown project proposal and formal application letter in PDF format, along with the complete set of requirements, via email through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Submissions with incomplete requirements and/or sent beyond the deadline shall be returned to the Project proponent;
  3. The DOST-TAPI shall acknowledge receipt of the successful submission through email; and
  4. The DOST-TAPI shall inform the project proponent, through the contact information provided, regarding the status of his/her proposal.

Note: the full list of forms and requirements can be found at this link.

  1. Proponent's application letter and commitment to avail the financial assistance addressed to TAPI Director
  2. Duly-Accomplished Data Privacy Consent Form
  3. FULL BLOWN PROJECT PROPOSAL/ Feasibility Study which includes:
    a. Company's Background;
    b. Marketing Aspect;
    c. Technological Aspect;
    d. Waste Management/Disposal/ Social Aspect; and
    e. Financial Aspect
  4. Endorsement of Regional Director with Initial Regional Assessment of the project
  5. Initial Regional Assessment of the project/ Status of previous assistance provided (must be at least 50% paid up and updated from the previous assistance provided)
  6. Copy of business permits and licenses (Mayor, DTI, BFAD-LTO, Halal, etc.)
  7. Certificate of registration of business name with SEC, or CDA and Articles of Partnership or Incorporation / By-Laws (for Corporation)
  8. Notarized Board resolution or Secretary's Certificate authorizing the borrowing and designating authorized signatories for the financial assistance (for Cooperative/Corporation)
  9. Certified list of stockholders and officers (if a corporation) with brief blo-data of applicant/ major stockholders and officers
  10. Audited Financial Statement for the past three (3) years
  11. Interim Financial Statement to assess the current financial viability (if necessary)
  12. Affidavit of authenticity

Note: the full list of forms and requirements can be found at this link.

Projects submitted must obtain at least a 75% score with the following criteria:

Technical Aspect – 20%
Marketing Aspect – 30%
Financial Aspect – 30%
Socio-Economic Impact and Compliance to Requirements – 20%

DOST-TAPI Public Assistance
Office Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel. No.: 8837-2071 local 2153