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The Export Expansion Fund (EEF) is a unique export promotion resource developed by the U.S. Commercial Service in New Hampshire, in partnership with the State of New Hampshire Office of International Commerce and the Granite State District Export Council.

Originally designed to help support the efforts of small and medium-sized manufacturers in their export activities, the EEF is now so successful in New Hampshire, and regionally, that it is expanding into New Hampshire’s higher education sphere.

With the New Hampshire College and University Council (NHCUC) and Campus Compact joining as partners for the EEF for NH Higher Education program, we are pleased to announce the launch of this innovative program to help our colleges and universities expand their international reach as well.

Who can use the EEF for NH Higher Education funds? The funds, via indirect grants, are available to all qualifying New Hampshire higher education institutions.
What can the funds be used for? These funds can be used to offset the costs of the Initial Market Check (IMC) program through the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service* around the globe with the goal of enhancing and supporting international development.
What is the process for using the EEF? Outreach will be conducted by all of the partners, including the U.S. Department of Commerce, the State of New Hampshire, the GSDEC, NH CUC and Campus Compact to inform higher education institutions of this program. Institutions will need to complete a short questionnaire and also agree to the terms** of the EEF in order to use the funds.
*The EEF can only be used for specific service or registration costs. It cannot cover travel, lodging or similar expenses. Additionally, timing and country of U.S. Department of Commerce services depends on U.S. Embassy/Consulate capacity in the country requested and will need to be confirmed before use of the EEF is approved.
**Terms include the Cancellation Policy: Companies will be required to submit their projects for reimbursement upon completion of the project – if participation in the project is cancelled by the company, no reimbursement will be provided.


For general information or questions on the Export Expansion Fund for NH Higher Education, please contact:

Justin Oslowski
New Hampshire Export Assistance Center / U.S. Commercial Service / International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
(E) Justin.Oslowski@trade.gov
(T) +1.603.610.2416