United States of America – Vermont – State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant

Grant Name: State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) Grant
Country: United States of America – Vermont
Information Link: https://accd.vermont.gov/economic-development/programs/international-trade/grants

The purpose of STEP is:

  • To increase the number of eligible small business concerns in the State that export
  • To increase the value of exports by eligible small business concerns in the State
  • To increase the number of eligible small business concerns exploring significant new trade opportunities

STEP is a cost reimbursement grant. Recipients may receive up to $10,000 for various eligible international business activities. All grant awards require a 25 percent cash match by the grant recipient.

For most states STEP may be used as a Financial Assistance Award for any of the following:

  • Independent trade show participation
  • Export lead trip
  • Export training
  • Translation services
  • Website translations for international needs

Please contact the number and email below to verify if STEP is appropriate for you (individual states apply different criteria).

To Apply:

Katie Corrigan
Agency of Commerce & Community Development
Katie.corrigan@vermont.gov
1 802 272 1420