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IEDA Step Grants

The Iowa Economic Development Authority will disburse grant funds via the following programs to help eligible Iowa companies develop or expand their export markets:

Technical Trade Assistance Program (TTAP) - Iowa Economic Development Authority's International Trade Office will provide an assessment of a company's export needs, provide consultation and linkage to a variety of export resources at the local, state and federal levels

Domestic Trade Assistance Program (DTAP) - Provides up to $3,000 assistance per occurrence to participate at a domestic trade show with an international buyers program.

Expanded Export Trade Assistance Program (ETAP) - Provides up to $4,000 per occurrence, up to three times in the fiscal year, to help defray expenses when participating at a trade show or on a trade mission outside of the U.S.

Product Trade Assistance Program (PTAP) - Provides up to $5,000 per occurrence to assist a company in adjusting product or product certification to expand export opportunities.

Funding will be available October 1 through the International Trade Office of the Iowa Economic Development Authority. To learn more about the STEP grant and how your company can benefit, e-mail:international@iowa.gov or contact Lisa Longman at 515.725.3139 or call Ken Horner 712-362-5511 or email Ken at krhorner@hornerglobalmarketing.com.

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