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The Go eGlobal Fund
Supporting Digital Strategy Development and eLearning for Export

The New Hampshire Office of International Commerce invites eligible New Hampshire companies to apply for the Go eGlobal Fund, funded through the STEP Grant, to help directly cover all costs towards digital strategy development in global trade. This special fund has been created to provide alternative activity support during the COVID-19 pandemic. We understand businesses are encountering tremendous difficulties and international trade efforts have been affected. With a focus on web-based and eCommerce initiatives becoming more central for many companies, we hope this new resource can support your continuing international engagement.

See if Your Company is Eligible
for the Go eGlobal Fund

 

Eligibility is limited to New Hampshire companies that satisfy the following criteria:

  • Operate a licensed business in New Hampshire to manufacture, assemble and/or distribute a product, or provide an exportable service;
  • Be in good standing with the New Hampshire Department of Revenue and the IRS;
  • Meet the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) definition of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME). This SBA-funded program defines a SME as an entity that:
    • Complies with SBA size standards found here and referenced at 13 C.F.R. Part 121;
    • Has been in business for not less than the 1-year period ending on the date on which assistance is provided under the Program;
    • Is operating profitably, based on its operations in the US;
    • Has demonstrated understanding of the costs associated with exporting and doing business with foreign purchasers, including the costs of freight forwarding, customs brokers, packing and shipping; and,
    • Has a strategic plan for exporting in effect.
      51% U.S. content requirement.
    • Agree to be featured in articles, blogspots, social media entries, press releases and videos created by New Hampshire Office of International Commerce (OIC), Division of Economic Development, and US Dept of Commerce. This includes photographic image, name and likeness and biographical material.

If you have questions regarding your eligibility, please contact Tina Kasim or Rachel Adams by email or at +1.603.419.9010.

An eligible company can apply for up to a maximum of $6,000.00 towards qualified expenses of eligible activities:

  • Website translation into foreign language (up to $3,000.00)
  • Website search engine optimization (up to $3,000.00)
  • Website localization services (up to $3,000.00)
  • Design of international marketing materials (up to $3,000.00)
  • Translation of international marketing materials
  • Online export-related training and education courses

An eligible company may apply for reimbursement towards the above mentioned activities.  This is a limited time program and will be available until funds are exhausted!

We understand companies are adjusting and adapting to this very difficult situation and priorities and needs are changing quickly. Please contact us to discuss ideas for this program, but some examples of sample projects could include:

  • An eligible company spends $3,000.00 translating pages on their website into a foreign language, and therefore, can apply for reimbursement up to $3,000.00.
  • An eligible company spends $3,000.00 translating pages on their website into a foreign language and spends $2,000.00 on online export-related trainings for staff.  Therefore, they can apply for reimbursement up to $5,000.00.
  1. This is a limited time program and will be available until funds are exhausted.
  2. A company would be limited to apply for up to two (2) activities.
  3. If your company receives an award, quarterly progress reports will be required and reimbursements/itemized receipts must be submitted once all activities have been completed and all expenses are paid.
  4. All reimbursements will be issued upon completion of approved activity.
  5. Eligible companies must be New Hampshire STEP qualified, and must agree to SBA’s Self Certification Form in the questionnaire below.
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Go eGlobal Fund Questionnaire

To confirm your NAICS code, please check the table provided by the U.S. Census Bureau here: https://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/sssd/naics/naicsrch?chart=2017

(if different from company contact)

Please review the Self Representation Form link below and ensure you meet all guidelines. Check the box below to certify that your business is seeking services from a STEP Grant recipient and is an eligible small business concern.

CONTACT INFORMATION

TINA KASIM
Program Manager

State of New Hampshire Office of International Commerce / NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs
(E) Tina.Kasim@livefree.nh.gov
(T) 603.340.7037

RACHEL ADAMS
International Trade Officer

State of New Hampshire Office of International Commerce / NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs
(E) Rachel.M.Adams@livefree.nh.gov
(T) 603.419.9010

JUSTIN OSLOWSKI
Director

New Hampshire Export Assistance Center / U.S. Commercial Service / International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
(E) Justin.Oslowski@trade.gov
(T) 603.610.2416