September 26, 2023

The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) is a grant specifically designed to help small businesses in North Carolina fund costs associated with international trade. Qualifying exporters are eligible for up to $16,000 in reimbursements for international business building activities. The U.S. Small Business Administration awarded the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina with the next round of STEP funding. STEP 11 will run from September 30, 2023 through September 29, 2024. This one-hour webinar is designed for NC exporters to not only understand eligibility for funding through the STEP program, but more specifically about utilizing the current program, STEP 11.

The following topics will be addressed:

  • Eligibility
  • Application Process
  • Offerings
  • SBA (Small Business Administration) Rules Surrounding the Program
  • Reimbursement Process

Whether you are new to STEP or have used STEP funding in the past, this webinar will provide valuable information in navigating and taking advantage of the current STEP 11 reimbursement program for international business building activities.

Contact Info

Cheryl Mauro