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Applications Now Open for State Export Voucher Program

The California State Expansion Program (STEP) grant offers financial assistance to eligible California small businesses seeking to expand into foreign markets.

The California STEP Export Voucher allows eligible small businesses to propose their own export promotion activities and receive reimbursement for up to 75% of pre-approved expenses, with a maximum reimbursement amount of $10,000 each federal fiscal year. Export voucher applications must be submitted prior to the planned activity and within the appropriate application round. Requests for retroactive activities are not permitted.

GO-Biz hosts online webinars about the California State Trade Expansion Program. Each webinar consists of a 50-minute presentation, followed by a question and answer session. Each presentation includes the following:

  • Eligibility Criteria
  • STEP Events Overview
  • Export Vouchers Overview
  • Application Process

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