Friday, March 2, 2012

Launch of Massachusetts State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grants Program

Application Period Now Open!

The Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment (MOITI), the Massachusetts Export Center, and the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center announced yesterday the availability of grant money for small businesses seeking to increase their exports.

Small businesses can apply for up to $10,000 in State Trade & Export Promotion (STEP) Grants, funded by the Small Business Administration, to grow their exports.

The grants can be used for:
- trade shows
- trade conferences
- trade missions
- translation and localization costs
- services offered by the U.S. Commercial Service, such as the Gold Key Service and Trade Winds - Asia.
...and more!

Applications are being accepted now through April 2nd, and again April 16th through May 15th. The funds must be spent by September 29th. For more information on qualifications and for the application, please visit MOITI's website.

U.S. Commercial Service Boston looks forward to working with you and our state partners on this opportunity. If you have any questions, please contact MOITI's Naomi Grossman at 617-830-5404 or email or your trade specialist at the US Commercial Service.

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