Quick Facts

Due DateMay 20, 2014 (Tuesday)
Award Amount$ 75,000 - $ 500,000
Category of Funding ActivityBusiness and Commerce
Eligible Applicants
  • State governments

Program Description

The SBA is issuing Program Announcement No. OIT?STEP?2014?01 to invite the States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (hereinafter ?States?) to apply for a STEP grant to carry out export promotion programs that assist ?eligible small business concerns,? to become exporters, and to increase the value of small business exports. The STEP grants will be awarded on a competitive basis. The funding instrument is a cooperative agreement. A State may not submit more than one application for a grant under the program. Awards will be made for a project period of 12 months from the date of award with one option period of 12 months.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberOIT-STEP-2014-01
Funding Opportunity TitleSTEP GRANT PROGRAM FY2014
Opportunity CategoryBusiness and Commerce
Funding Instrument TypeCooperative Agreement
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards25
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Posted DateApril 21, 2014 (Monday)
Application Due DateMay 20, 2014 (Tuesday)
***The closing date is May 20, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.
Application Archive DateJune 19, 2014 (Thursday)
Total Program Funding$ 8,000,000
Award Amount$ 75,000 - $ 500,000
CFDA Number
  • 59.061 - State Trade and Export Promotion Pilot Grant Program

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments

Contact Information

Agency NameSmall Business Administration
Program Information Website
ContactGene Stewman, Director State Trade and Export Promotion Grant Program, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of International Trade
Tel: 202-205-6193.

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