Grant Opportunities For Exporters

Contact the CNYIBA for information regarding grants available to New York State exporters.

Up to $63,000 in Exporter Grant support available per company per year.


1.  Up to $50,000 available* per company each year on a 1:1 match basis

Eg: $100,000 of Export activities for your company would give you up to max of $50,000 in grant support.

*Maximum grant per application = $25,000, two applications per year permitted

Exporter Grant is available for:

  • Trade Mission expenses
  • International Trade Shows: Booth rental and materials, marketing materials, equipment transportation costs etc: Some Domestic Trade Shows are valid depending on International Attendee numbers.
  • International Trade Conferences and meetings
  • Travel expense: Air fares, Hotel
  • Certification expenses: Lab tests, Examples : CE marking tests, CCC Certification, Medical Device certifications etc
  • Marketing expenses: Translations, promotional materials
  • Finding Buyer expenses: e.g. US Commercial Service - International Partner Searches and the Gold Key Service)
  • Export Education expenses e.g. The ExportNY Program operated by the CNYIBA Syracuse University and The TDO in Syracuse.

2.  Another Exporter Grant up to $13,000 / year per New York State company

Applicable for: 

  • Exhibit at an International (or qualified Domestic) Trade Show 70% up to $5,000
  • Travel expenses 70% capped at $3,000
  • Targeted Export Training Workshops 70% up to $1,750
  • U.S. Department of Commerce services : 70% up to $1,500
  • Qualified Trade Mission Expenses

For copies of the guidelines and applications forms contact the CNYIBA