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STEP Grant

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) has been awarded $150,000 through the State Trade Expansion Program Grant (STEP) administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The purpose of the grant is to assist Nevada Eligible Small Business Concerns (ESBCs) to enter or expand into export markets.

With STEP grant funding, GOED’s International Division plans to provide financial assistance awards to Nevada ESBCs to enable participation in the following approved export sales activities:

– Participation in a GOED-led trade mission.
– Foreign market sales trips.
– Attendance and participation at trade shows abroad.
– Participation in international trade training workshops.

The Financial Assistance Award may be used to cover some travel costs, approved business-to-business matching services, approved registration and exhibit fees, and others as indicated in the application and determined at time of award.

Award amounts typically will be between $2,500 and $10,000.

Nevada STEP Grant Application
STEP Year 7/FY 2018

Application Period Closed

Thank you for your interest in Nevada STEP Grant Opportunities. The application period is closed, and we are not accepting new applications at this time. New applications will be accepted between November 15 and December 15, 2019.

For any questions, please contact us at 702-486-2700 or by email to

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