Submission of Concepts for California's 2019-2021 STEP Application
  • Please download and read thoroughly the 2019 STEP RFP - it contains eligibility requirements, goals and important deadlines

    2019 California STEP RFP
  • Select the Industry Sector that will be the primary beneficiaries or the proposed concept.
  • The geographic region which is the primary target
  • If a trade exhibition or trade show, what is the beginning date.
  • Enter the ending date of the trade exhibition or trade mission
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 100.
    Enter the Number of "New to Export" firms that will participate."New to Export" firms are those firms who have not exported in the previous 12 months.
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 5000000.
    Estimate the Cumulative Export Outcomes, in $ terms, expected for the New to Export Firms
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 100.
    Enter the number of Market Expansion firms that will participate. Market Expansion firms are those firms that are currently exporting, and would benefit by expanding their exports through participation in this event.
  • Please enter a number from 0 to 10000000.
    Estimate the export outcomes, in $ terms, expected for the participating "Market Expansion" firms participating in the event.
  • Please select the U.S. Department of Commerce Services that will be utilized to implement this activity
  • Using the attached template, fill in the required fields, and upload

    Export Promotion Concept Template
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    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
  • Prepare your budget submission using the attached Budget Template

    Budget Template
  • For each professional you propose to work on the STEP project, provide their name, resume, job title, job description and compensation and fringe (please use worksheet for compensation). Personnel Compensation This field allows multiple file uploads.
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  • Provide evidence that demonstrates your organization has reached out to, sought input and integrated the expertise and/or suggestions from SBA and/or US&FCS. A statement that details the cooperation and/or a copy of relevant correspondence would be acceptable.

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  • Provide a signed copy on the donor company/organization's letterhead that supports the proposed budget

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  • Submit a statement that addresses the following elements:

    1) Detail your experience in providing export assistance to small businesses, specifically trade shows or trade missions you have organized that served specifically small businesses;

    2) Your organization's experience in contracting with the Federal Government (contracts, grants or cooperative agreements) and

    3) Export outcomes that your organization has helped small businesses achieve.

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