Export Licensing Service and Information


Respond to the needs of the exporting community by telephone, in writing, via e-mail, in person, and through seminars and other outreach efforts to help exporters understand and comply with the Export Administration Regulations, which implement controls, including licensing requirements, on the export, reexport and transfer (in-country) of dual-use and less sensitive military items (commodities, software and technology).

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/27/2024 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
K - Advisory Services and Counseling; Z - Salaries and Expenses
Program Accomplishments
Not applicable.
Public Law 115-232
50 U.S.C. 4801-4852, the Export Control Reform Act (ECRA) was passed by Congress as part of The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act of FY19. ECRA verifies the Bureau of Industry and Security's role in administering and enforcing export controls on dual-use and less sensitive military items.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Any person, firm, organization, or branch of government needing information or assistance on export control matters.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Any person, firm, organization, or branch of government needing information or assistance on export control matters.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. In person, by letter or email, or by telephone.
Award Procedure
Not applicable.
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Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
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How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Individuals and business firms may obtain information, training, and assistance on the interpretation of the Export Administration Regulations and related policies, to determine when an export license is required, and on how to request expeditious handling of an export license application.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Not applicable.
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Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable. Not applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Western Regional Office (Irvine, California): 2302 Martin Street, Suite 330, Irvine, CA 92612. Telephone: (949) 660-0144. Western Regional Office (San Jose, CA): 160 W. Santa Clara Street, Suite 725, San Jose, CA 95113. Telephone: (408)998-8806.
Headquarters Office
Office of Exporter Services, Outreach and Educational Services Division
Room 1099, U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20230 USA
Phone: (202) 482-4811
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Salaries and Expenses) FY 18 Estimate Not Available FY 19 Estimate Not Available FY 20 Estimate Not Available FY 07$1,753,000.00; FY 08 Estimate Not Available FY 09 Estimate Not Available - (Operations and administration) FY 07 $1,753,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) are available at no cost on the Bureau of Industry and Security's website (www.bis.doc.gov). BIS also makes other instructional material available on its website; these materials are accessible through either the "New to Exporting?" or the "Exporter Portal" icons on the website homepage. These materials are available to the public at no charge.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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