What is the Covid-19 ‘Rapid Response Register’ (RRR) project all about?
The Rapid Response Register is an intervention by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, centered on urban and semi-urban areas that are economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The target group will include the urban poor and vulnerable population not yet supported through the existing National Social Safety Nets Project (NASSP), non-traditional poor in urban and peri-urban high-density locations and/or slums impacted by COVID-19. Also, those low-income earners involved in the informal sector who may have lost their income opportunities will be eligible for registration into the Rapid Response Register.
How many people will the Covid-19 Rapid Response Register (RRR) Program Hold?
At the very least, one million households total of million across 36 states and the FCT will be targeted & enrolled through this new COVID-19 Special Rapid Registry of beneficiary with a focus in urban and semi-urban areas.
Do I automatically qualify for the intervention if my community has been identified & I apply?
No! To qualify for the government’s intervention each individual/household head must have passed validation checks that establish the pandemic’s impact on their means of sustenance.
Can I still apply if I am already benefitting from or enlisted in other interventions under the NASSP (like National Social Register or @HUPcct?
Only those who are yet to be documented in other NASSP databases are eligible for enlistment in the Covid-19 Rapid Response Register.
RRR breakdown for Beneficiaries nationwide:
All states are allocated slots for the RRR cash transfer project based on figures from the National Living Standard Survey.
Application for the Rapid Response Register for COVID-19 Cash Transfer program to commence soon.