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Directory of STEP awardees

Small businesses looking to start or expand their global customer reach can use resources offered by state entities that have received STEP funding.

Find your next global customer

The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) grants are specifically for established U.S. small businesses seeking to complete one of the following eligible activities:

  1. Participate in trade missions.
  2. Subscribe to services provided by US Department of Commerce
  3. Translation fees
  4. Design of market media
  5. Tradeshow exhibitions
  6. Participate in export training workshops
  7. Reverse trade missions
  8. Procurement of consultancy services
  9. Other export initiatives as approved by Associate Administrator at SBA

If you are an established company, please contact your appropriate state/territory representative below to learn more about how to apply for STEP funds.

State or Territory Total Grant Amount FY23
funds not available until Sept. 30, 2023
Total Grant Amount FY22 Project Director Phone Number
Alabama

$250,000

 

$200,000 Christina Stimpson

334-539-7955

 

Alaska

$100,000

 

  Victoria Caltagirone

907-269-7396

 

Arizona $150,000 $175,000

Kevin J. O’Shea

 

602-845-1217
Arkansas $300,000 $325,000 Trish Watkins

479-418-4827

 

California $700,000 $600,000 Mariana Guevara

916-397-8085

 

Colorado $700,000 $500,000 Sophia Gonzalez-Mayagoitia

720-703-2471

 

Connecticut $200,000 $200,000 Laura Jaworski

860-500-2368

 

Florida    $300,000 Greg Britton

850-898-3480

 

Georgia $136,000 $181,000 Alice Carson

404-962-4112

 

Guam

 

$100,000 $100,000 Melvin Tabilas

671-647-4332

 

Hawaii

$750,000

 

$500,000 Dennis T. Ling

808-587-2755

 

Idaho $233,000 $319,000 Tina Salisbury

208-334-2470

 

Illinois $800,000 $500,000 Margo Markopoulos

312-636-9456

 

Indiana $300,000 $300,000 Roger Howard

317-766-1416

 

Iowa

$300,000

 

$250,000 Lisa Longman 515-348-6243
Kansas $200,000 $200,000 Chang Lu

913-515-8541

 

Kentucky $400,000 $400,000 Mary NeCamp

502-782-1961

 

Louisiana $450,000 $500,000 Jessica L. Steverson

225-342-2537

 

Maine $350,000 $400,000 Wade Merritt

207-541-7408

 

Maryland $750,000 $600,000 Jessica Reynolds

410-767-6300

 

Massachusetts $400,000 $375,000 Mark Sullivan

617-973-8543

 

Michigan $900,000 $1,400,000 Natalie Sandborn

517-599-0359

 

Minnesota $100,000 $175,000 Gabrielle Gerbaud

651-259-7489

 

Mississippi $600,000 $600,000 Vickie Watters

601-359-2070

 

Missouri $350,000 $400,000 Natascha Lord

573-522-6524

 

Montana $800,000 $600,000 Angelyn DeYoung

406-431-5075

 

Nebraska $150,000 $262,675 Colby Angst

531-510-6407

 

Nevada   $500,000 Avrey Callis 775-687-9900
New Hampshire $444,366 $250,000 Alan Dillingham

603-271-0323

 

New Jersey

$850,000

 

$500,000 William Spear 609-777-4125
New Mexico $200,000 $250,000 Celeste Nuñez

575-312-8571

 

New York $900,000 $500,000 Lennox Ruiz

212-803-2344

 

North Carolina $900,000 $750,000 Mike Hubbard

919-447-7757

 

North Dakota $300,000 $300,000 Amanda Nordick

218-234-7390

 

Northern Mariana Islands $100,000 $100,000 Francisco D. Cabrera

670-664-3000

 

Ohio

$400,000

 

$500,000 Courtney West 614-995-4977
Oklahoma $350,000 $350,000 Jennifer Springer

405-815-5148

 

Oregon $300,000 $450,00 Steve Thompson

971-374-3076

 

Pennsylvania $500,000 $400,000 Katherine Skopp

717-720-7361

 

Puerto Rico $200,000 $200,000 Jorge Pagan

787-758-4747  

 

Rhode Island $150,000 $200,000 Edinaldo Tebaldi

401-232-6901

 

South Carolina $250,000 $250,000 Carla Edwards

803-609-9946

 

South Dakota $200,000 $175,000 Kathleen Ireland

605-585-6805

 

Texas $500,000 $350,000 Mindy Fryer

512-463-7476

 

Utah

$500,000

 

$600,000 Jennifer Nakao

801-532-8080

 

Vermont $249,000 $249,000 Daegan Goodman

802-622-4193

 

Virginia $500,000 $300,000 Hannah Robertson-Forrest

804-241-6519

 

Virgin Islands

 

$160,509 $168,200 Nadine Marchena Kean

340-714-1700

 

Washington $1,000,000 $1,400,000 Mary Ferguson

206-256-6130

 

West Virginia

 

 

$300,000 Enybe Diaz 304-352-3957
Wisconsin $350,000 $350,000 Aaron Zitzelsberger

608-210-6734

 

Wyoming $145,125 $145,125 Kaley Holyfield

307-286-3668

 

Última actualización 23 de febrero de 2024