Updated Oct 2, 2018
State Trade & Export Promotion (STEP) Global NY Exports Grant Application
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Empire State Development (ESD) are offering funds through the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Global NY Exports Grant Program to qualifying small businesses. This program seeks to increase the number of small businesses that begin to export and increase the value of exports for small businesses that currently export.
( Oct 01, 2018) GlobalNY has been awarded $700,000 by the SBA for the year through to September 2019. With matching dollars the fund available for New York State exporters is now $933,333
Approved funds under the STEP Global NY Exports initiative will assist New York State small businesses in:
Eligible Costs (will vary based on activity):
New York companies must be in business for at least 1 year, meet SBA size standards, have access to sufficient resources to bear the costs associated with trade, must have a product or service for export and meet the standards and mission of STEP. Site visits and/or telephone interviews will be conducted to further determine a company’s eligibility.
Businesses acting as intermediaries for other companies, law firms, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, retail and companies that are recruiting foreign investment are ineligible.
The two-year funding period for the Global NY STEP Grant Program will begin on September 30, 2018 and conclude on September 29, 2020. Each company may apply for a maximum of three unique STEP awards for this funding period, and the combined award total will be capped at $13,000 per client. STEP awards are issued on a first-come, first-served basis until the program funds are expended. A company may not select the same trade show twice within one funding period. Site visits and/or telephone interviews will be conducted to further determine a company's eligibility.
Contact the CNYIBA for application paperwork and guidance: firstname.lastname@example.org
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