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to Increase International Exporting

Go Global Georgia Program

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Go Global Georgia and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) State Trade Expansion Program (STEP)

Deadline Date:

09/01/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $6,000 to Georgia new and established for-profit export companies to support and increase business activities. Funding is intended to promote activities and projects that increase the number of small businesses that export, assist with export development, and expand international sales.

Eligible export activities:

  • International trade show/exhibition booth costs 
  • Travel expenses for trade shows, trade missions, and foreign buyer trips including airfare and lodging.  Airfare must comply with Fly America guidelines
  • U.S. Commercial Service programs and services 
  • Website globalization/localization fees 
  • Design and translation of media and marketing 
  • Export Training courses.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 195491

Estimated Size of Grant:

Most companies are eligible for reimbursement of up to 50% of actual export costs, up to a maximum award of $6,000:
- International trade show/exhibition fees – up to $4,000
- Website globalization/localization – up to $3,000
- Travel expenses for trade shows, trade missions, and foreign buyer trips – up to $2,000 (airfare $1,000 & lodging $1,000)
- U.S. Commercial Service programs and services – up to $1,500
- Design and translation of international media and marketing materials – up to $3,000
- Export training for new to export firms – up to $1,500

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The program is available to both existing exporters and new to export firms. Per SBA guidelines, companies that meet all of the following criteria are eligible for Go Global Georgia:
- Must be incorporated in the U.S.
- Operate in the state of Georgia
- Meet the SBA’s size standards for a Small Business Concern (typically 500 employees or less).
- Have been in business for not less than one (1) year
- Be an export-ready company seeking to export goods/services of U.S. origin, or that have at least 51% U.S. content
- Have access to sufficient resources to bear the costs associated with trade, including the costs of packing, shipping, freight forwarding, and customs brokers.

For types of businesses and locations that are eligible for 75% of actual export activity costs, see: https://www.georgia.org/sites/default/files/2020-10/ga_step_application_guidelines.pdf#page=3

Foreign-owned companies are not eligible for Go Global Georgia.

Ineligible activities:
- First-class airfare
- Meals
- Entertainment costs

Pre-Application Information:

Applications from Georgia exporters will be accepted from October 1, 2020, to September 1, 2021.

Within 30 days of receipt of a completed application, GDEcD Trade will notify companies of their application status. Please note, not all applicants will qualify for Go Global Georgia, and not all applications will be approved. Successful applications will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application information: https://www.georgia.org/go-global-ga/apply

FAQ: https://www.georgia.org/go-global-ga/faq

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://www.tfaforms.com/4841002

Direct questions to Global@Georgia.org

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