2024 STEP export grant applications open


Applications are now being accepted for the first round of State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grants in 2024. 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.)

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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 29, 2024. The grants are no longer awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, but it's still never a good idea to wait till the last minute to apply!

Free assistance with grant applications

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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!

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