The COVID-19 Resilience Response Facility, designed to respond to resilience needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We apply a two-step approach, involving first a concept note and then, if approved, a fully-developed project document. The process of development of projects is conducted in a highly collaborative tripartite consultation with the national RESEMBID Focal Point, the applicant/stakeholders, and the RESEMBID Programme Manager. Once the application has been deemed eligible, the RESEMBID Project Review and Approval Committee (PRAC) conducts substantive review according to pre-established and transparent criteria. Proposals that have been successfully reviewed are subsequently cleared by the Regional Authorising Officer (RAO) on behalf of the OCTs, the European Union Delegation and Expertise France. As soon as the RAO approves the project document on behalf of the OCT, the parties proceed to signature of the grant contract.