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 about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 06/19/2014 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Small Business Administration
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
See Synopsis.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Application Procedure
The closing date is May 20, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Gene Stewman, Director State Trade and Export Promotion Grant Program, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of International Trade
Tel: 202-205-6193.
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards range from $75,000.00 to $500,000.00


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