ITA Special Projects


To assist various organizations identified by Congress to expand exports; to promote job creation through projects designed to provide small-medium sized businesses with export assistance to specified overseas markets.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: International Trade Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2002, Public Law 107-77., Public Law 107-77.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Organizations or individuals specifically identified by Congress in agency appropriations legislation.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Beneficiaries are the companies served by the organizations receiving awards, and the organizations or individuals specifically identified by Congress.
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Submit all standard forms, project proposal and budget following the format specified by the Department of Commerce.
Award Procedure
Grants result from legislation by the congress. There is no application process.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
Not Applicable.
Renewals are contingent upon future Congressional funding.
How are proposals selected?
Not Applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Assistance is used to provide information, contracts, and research and development in shaping and implementing specific projects and programs that promote exports in various markets.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Program report format and frequency vary depending on the terms and conditions of each award. Report frequency vary depending on the terms and conditions of each award. Yes, as described under program reports above. Financial report SF-425 is required per the terms and conditions, which may vary based on the provisions set forth by Congress and/or the terms of each award. As noted above, regular reports are required.
Not Applicable.
All financial and programmatic records, supporting documents, statistical reports, and other records of recipients or sub- recipients must be maintained in accordance with the terms of the award. Generally, the recipient must retain records for 3 years from the date on which the final expenditure report is submitted.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program does not have MOE requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance duration is defined in the legislation passed by Congress. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are drawn down as eligible expenses are claimed by recipient.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Pamela Kirkland 14th Street & Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20230 Email: Phone: 202-482-3587
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Salaries) FY 12 $6,000,000; FY 13 est $6,000,000; and FY 14 Estimate Not Available
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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