The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) mission is to increase the number of U.S. small business exporters and increase their export sales.
The STEP program can reimburse a portion of a company's eligible cost for the following:
- Attending international trade shows, international sales trips and select domestic trade shows. A full list of eligible domestic trade shows is available by clicking here
- Attending state-led trade missions
- Participating in US Commercial Service's Matchmaking Programs such as Gold Key, International Partner Search, International Company Profile, Business Facilitation Search, and other USDOC Programs.
- Translation Services, such as print company profiles, catalogs, product literature, packaging, labels or manuals for international distribution.
Interested companies can determine if they are eligible to receive the STEP Grant by clicking here.
Funding in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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