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Utah Export Acceleration Grant (EAG)

Building on our efforts through the Global Cities Initiative and in partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co., WTC Utah is excited to announce the Utah Export Acceleration Grant (EAG)The EAG provides small to medium-sized companies resources to help advance their international business plan. 

Grant Funds

Grant funds are eligible to be used for services and activities that will help companies engage in increased exports and expand their international reach. Services and activities that are eligible include, but are not limited to, education, services and travel.

  • Education: Grant money can help cover tuition and material costs for international business programs such as Salt Lake Community College’s Global Business Management Certificate or other proposed educational and training programs.
  • Services: Examples of services that the EAG grant money can help cover are legal, translation, international product certifications, website translation, packaging and labeling, transportation/logistics consulting and research services.
  • Travel: Grant money can help cover costs associated with trade missions, trade shows, market intelligence and research trips, etc.

Companies may apply for funds up to $10,000. The amount awarded will be determined according to the needs of the company and strength of its application. Applications will be accepted throughout the year and funds will be awarded on a rolling basis. Recipients of funds will be eligible to participate in a pitch competition at the end of the year to vie for additional funding. EAG awardees are also eligible to receive assistance available through WTC Utah Trade Services.

Eligibility

  • Must be headquartered in Utah
  • Have been in business for more than one year
  • Have an international business plan
  • Must be willing to share results from use of grant funds in the form of survey feedback and success stories
  • Must be a small to medium size business (SBA small business size standards)
  • Have a market-ready product or service with at least (51% U.S. content (USCS definition which includes marketing and storage expenses)

Application & Selection Process

Applications for 2017 are now closed. For details on 2018 grant opportunities, please fill out the interest form below.

2018 Interest Form

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Contact:

Nicole Sherwood