State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)

The summary for the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) 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 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 Small Business Administration, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
State Trade Expansion Program (STEP): The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (HR 644), signed into law on February 24, 2016, made the State Trade Expansion Program a permanent provision of the Small Business Act to make grants to States, and the equivalent thereof, to carry out projects that support develop exports by eligible small business concerns (ESBCs) (as defined in Section 8.1.5). The objective of STEP is to increase (1) the number of U.S. small businesses that export, (2) the dollar value of exports, and (3) the number of U.S. small businesses exploring significant new trade opportunities (as defined in 8.1.15).
Federal Grant Title: State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)
Federal Agency Name: Small Business Administration (SBA)
Grant Categories: Business and Commerce
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: OIT-STEP-2023-02
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 59.061
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: March 15th, 2023
Original Application Deadline: March 15th, 2023
Posted Date: March 1st, 2023
Creation Date: March 1st, 2023
Archive Date: April 14th, 2023
Total Program Funding: $175,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $175,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $175,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: March 1st, 2023
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments
Grant Announcement Contact
Teresa F Clouser
Grants Management Officer
Phone 202-205-7371
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