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Grants for Exporters

 

STEP program

The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) is a Federal grant administered by ExportMontana.  Eligible activities, grant amounts, and cost share rates per activity are as follows:

1. International Trade Show Exhibition – 75% reimbursement up to $10,000 and up to $2,000 travel stipend 
2. Market Research & U.S. Commercial Service Programs – 75% reimbursement up to $5,000 and up to $2,000 travel stipend
3. International Compliance Testing & International Intellectual Property Protection – 75% reimbursement up to $6,000
4. e-Commerce & Website Fees – 75% reimbursement up to $6,000
5. Digital Marketing – 75% reimbursement up to $6,000
6. International Travel Stipend – 100% reimbursement up to $2,000

 

*Companies may receive up to $30,000 in STEP awards per year.

 

Trade Show Assistance Program

Grants are also available to help your business attend domestic shows.  The TSAP program can provide 50% reimbursement, up to $3000, plus a $500 travel stipend.  Visit the TSAP page to learn more.  


MONTANA OFFICE OF TOURISM AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT | MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
301 S. PARK AVE. | P.O. BOX 200533 | HELENA, MT 59620-0533 |  T: 406.841.2870 |  F: 406.841.2871 | TDD: 406.841.2702

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