On the basis of the annual and multiannual work programmes, the Commission launches calls for proposals for project applications for EU grant support. The Commission selects the projects to which financial support will be allocated, and decides on the amount of the financial support for selected project, on the basis of a competitive selection process.
The list of the selected projects, and the respective amounts of EU financial support, is submitted for approval to a committee formed by Member States representatives (the "CEF Committee").
Following approval by the CEF Committee, the Commission adopts individual financing decisions for each of the selected projects, detailing the conditions under which the EU funds will be disbursed, including a set of milestones and deadlines to be reached.
The Innovation and Network Executive Agency (INEA) assists the Commission in processing, evaluating and selecting the projects. It also helps to communicate about the calls for proposals, manages the funds once these are allocated to specific projects, and monitors implementation of the projects.