Applications are now being accepted for the first round of State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grants in 2020. The STEP program is designed to support small businesses seeking to start or expand exports to foreign markets. The program is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration and administered in Texas by the Texas Department of Agriculture. (Non-agricultural businesses are also eligible.)
The program provides stipends to reimburse up to $10,000 in export-related expenses for eligible small businesses. Applications for this round must be received by February 14, 2020 — but apply quickly as applications are considered in the order received and funds do run out!
Free assistance with grant applications
For a limited time, Swift Passage will provide free, no-obligation assistance in completing the STEP grant application to eligible Texas businesses. Please complete the form at the link to request free grant application assistance.
A world of opportunity awaits!