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ExportMD Program

Grants to Maryland Small and Mid-Sized
Businesses for International Marketing Initiatives

GrantWatch ID#: 176217
Agency Type:

State

Maryland Department of Commerce

12/01/16

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Grants of up to $10,000 to Maryland small and mid-sized businesses to reimburse costs associated with international marketing initiatives. Expenses eligible for reimbursement include anything connected to marketing abroad, such as trade show fees, brochure translation, website development, and airfare.

Maryland companies can also receive up to 40 hours of assistance from the Maryland Department of Commerce's trade experts located in nine countries around the globe.

Up to $10,000.

Qualifications:
-Have business operations in Maryland and be in good standing with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation;
-Has been in existence for at least one year;
-Has not received an ExportMD Award in the last 2 years;
-Is a “small business” as defined by the SBA**; and
-Is planning an international business initiative to commence and conclude within six months of the application deadline—at the very latest.

​**Companies must not exceed the employee number or annual sales figure thresholds as set by the U.S. Small Business Administration (as determined by an ExportMD applicant’s North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) industry code, and including any affiliated companies, such as “parent” businesses and subsidiaries—of either).

Contact OIIT at 410-767-0685 and discuss your international marketing plan. Commerce will help you fill out the application. Please include your plan's budget estimates.

Commerce accepts ExportMD grant applications from qualifying companies on a bi-monthly basis. Application deadlines are: February 1, April 1, June 1, August 1, October 1 and December 1.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

OIIT: 410-767-0685

Maryland Department of Commerce
401 E.Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

communications.commerce@maryland.gov

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