Municipalities in Albania, especially in rural areas, are either uninformed of funding sources and/or lack the resources and capacity required to access the funding. CBS supports local municipalities with technical assistance to apply for funding and later with project implementation. SmartCapital assists Municipalities to apply and absorb a variety of funding available. EU funds such as IPA cross border programs are key funding targets. Technical assistance is tailored to each Municipality as per local development plan needs. Access to funding opportunities and TA focus mainly on Regional and Cross-Border Cooperation, contributing to social and economic development through incentivizing entrepreneurship and increasing access to border regions.