Kansas Awarded $200,000 in Grant Funding to Expand Exports
Friday, October 26, 2018
TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Commerce and the Kansas Department of Agriculture have been chosen by the U.S. Small Business Administration as recipients of SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program (STEP), which will be used to provide much-needed export assistance to Kansas small and medium-sized businesses. For the current grant year, SBA has awarded Kansas $200,000 in STEP funding. Kansas Commerce is administering the grant in tandem with the Kansas Department of Agriculture.
The STEP program is funded in part through a grant with U.S. Small Business Administration. Since 2012, more than 100 Kansas small businesses have achieved $23 million in export sales through STEP programs.
The Kansas Department of Commerce is currently accepting applications from small businesses to assist them in starting or growing their exports. The Commerce programs will help businesses to begin exporting for the first time or expanding their existing export business.