Funded in part through a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration
How Do I Apply?
Follow the instructions to the right. NOTE: New Hampshire is now using a fillable PDF for the application. Please note you must save the application to your computer BEFORE filling any of the fields.
New Hampshire can accept a digital signature on the forms in the application. Using an Adobe Acrobat product to complete the application will let you add a digital signature. You'll be asked to save the file after each signature; this is normal.
If you need assistance, please e-mail Alan Dillingham.
Now accepting applications for Financial Assistance Awards
- Download and read the NH Export Assistance Grant Program Guidelines (March 2023).
- Download the Financial Assistance Awards Application and save it to your computer.
- Complete application, including signing all required fields.
- Complete the form below and attach your application.
- Application must be one document (i.e. one Word document or one PDF).
- Click Submit at the bottom of the page.
Frequently Asked Questions
SBA requires eligible companies to contribute a certain portion of their total eligible activities costs. OIC will reimburse 80% reimbursement towards total eligible expenses of an activity. The company will contribute the remaining 20%.
The New Hampshire program is able to offer companies up to two awards within the two-year grant activity period (October 2022 – September 2024). The maximum award amount companies may apply for is $6,500.00 and the total of two awards cannot surpass $13,000. Companies who wish to apply for two awards must wait until the second round of application is announced.
Yes, a modification can always be made to a company’s application, so that it fits the goals of the company and stays within the guidelines of the grant. You will need to submit a revised application to Alan Dillingham.
No, this does not make a company ineligible to apply for another grant in the future, pending the State of New Hampshire is awarded a grant the following year.
STEP Project Director
State of New Hampshire Office of International Commerce / NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs
New Hampshire Export Assistance Center / U.S. Commercial Service / International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce