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ExportMD Program

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

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Maryland Department of Commerce

Deadline Date:

12/01/18

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Maryland small and mid-sized businesses to reimburse costs associated with international marketing initiatives. Eligible expenses for reimbursement include any expenses needed for marketing abroad, such as trade show fees, brochure translation, website development, and airfare.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176217

Estimated Size of Grant:

Maryland companies that receive an ExportMD Award are eligible for up to $5,000 in reimbursement for expenses associated with an international marketing project.

Term of Contract:

Applicants must plan an international business initiative to commence and conclude within six months of the application deadline—at the very latest.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To qualify, a company:
-Must have business operations in Maryland and be in good standing with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation;
-Must be in existence for at least one year;
-Must not have 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).

Pre-Application Information:

Contact OIIT by phone 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.

Contact Information:

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 Office of International Investment and Trade​
Maryland Department of Commerce
communications.commerce@maryland.gov

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland