Exporting Project

The summary for the Exporting Project grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Department of Commerce, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Exporting Project: This Federal Funding Opportunity Announcement (FFO or Announcement) notifies the anticipated availability of funding for the MBDA Exporting Project (Project), and solicits competitive applications for operators of four (4) Project awards. The Project is a subset of the MBDA Business Center program and is established to identify, screen, promote, refer minority business enterprises (MBEs) to exporting resources, and to engage in and/or expand exporting. The Project also provides technical assistance and business development services. The technical assistance and business development services are provided through federal financial assistance awards to generate increased financing, contract opportunities, and greater access to new and global markets for minority business enterprises (MBEs). In addition, the services provided will assist MBEs in creating and retaining jobs.
Pre-Application Teleconference: MBDA will conduct a pre-application teleconference on June 6, 2016. The time of the pre-application teleconference has yet to be determined. Participants must register at least 24 hours in advance of the teleconference. Please visit the MBDA Internet Portal at www.mbda.gov for more information.
Federal Grant Title: Exporting Project
Federal Agency Name: Department of Commerce
Grant Categories: Business and Commerce Community Development Environment Natural Resources Regional Development Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: MBDA-OBD-2016-2004601
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 322797
CFDA Descriptions: Minority Business Resource Development
Current Application Deadline: Jul 5, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Jul 5, 2016
Posted Date: May 23, 2016
Creation Date: May 23, 2016
Archive Date: Aug 4, 2016
Total Program Funding: $20,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $5,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $3,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 4
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
For-profit entities (including but not limited to sole-proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations), non-profit organizations, state and local government entities, Native American Tribes and educational institutions are eligible to apply to operate the MBDA Exporting Project.

Successful applicants will possess experience in assisting exporting minority firms in obtaining large scale contracts/procurements and financing awards; accessing established on developing new supply chains; educating and assisting minority firms in joint ventures, teaming arrangements, mergers and acquisitions; minority business advocacy; policy analysis; and, facilitating entry and large scale transactions in global markets. It is also anticipated that the mission of successful applicant organizations will align with both the mission of MBDA and the MBDA Exporting Project objectives.
Grant Announcement Contact
Prospective applicants may contact: Ms. Joann J. Hill, Chief MBDA Office of Business Development U.S. Department of Commerce 1401 Constitution Ave., N.W. Room 5079 Washington, DC 20230 Tel: 202-482-1940 Nakita Chambers MBDA Program Manager U.S. Department of Commerce 1401 Constitution Ave., N.W., Room 5079

Department of Commerce 202 482 3134
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