**Funded in part through a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration**


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.

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
  • Website search engine optimization
  • Website localization services
  • Design of international marketing materials
  • Translation of international marketing materials
  • Online export-related training and education courses – examples of upcoming programming include, but are not limited to:

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.

Process to Apply:

– Review the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)’s requirements to access the STEP Grant: https://nhexportassistance.com/stepqualifications. If you are unsure if your company qualifies, please contact Rachel Adams to confirm eligibility.
– Complete the questionnaire below.
– Questionnaire will be reviewed by a committee and you will be notified within one week by email with approval of your award.

Program Guidelines:

  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.
 

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) 603.271.8444

Rachel Adams
International Trade Officer
State of New Hampshire Office of International Commerce / NH Department of Business and Economic Affairs
(E) Rachel.Adams@livefree.nh.gov
(T) 603.271.8444

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