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Post Date

April 21st 2014

Application Due Date

May 20th 2014

The closing date is May 20, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.

Funding Opportunity Number


CFDA Number(s)


Funding Instrument Type(s)

Cooperative Agreement

Funding Activity Categories

Business and Commerce

Number of Awards


Eligibility Categories

State Governments

See Synopsis.


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $75000 - $500000

Grant Description

The SBA is issuing Program Announcement No. OITпSTEPп2014п01 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 тStatesу) to apply for a STEP grant to carry out export promotion programs that assist тeligible small business concerns,у 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.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Small Business Administration

  • Office:


  • Agency Contact:

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

  • Agency Mailing Address:

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