Grants and Contract Opportunities that Support U.S. Small Business Exports
Program DescriptionWhat Can I Use it For?How Much is Available? How Will I Beneft?Where Can I GetMore Inormation?
Feasibility Studies and Technical Assistance
—Grants that assist in the evaluation of technical, nancial, environmental and legal concerns for infrastructure development projects inemerging markets.U.S. companies conduct detailedanalysis for overseas project sponsors todetermine if a project is viable and worthyof implementation.Infrastructure development projectsin emerging economies focusedprimarily on energy, transportation,ICT, and the environment.$100,000 - $1 million per grantExpand international projectportfolio. Potential opportunities toserve as prime contractor or sub-contract with prime contractorsand host country sponsors. The U.S. Tradeand Development Agencywww.ustda.gov
—Direct contract opportunities with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. USTDA hires small businesses to conduct due diligence on potential projects indeveloping and middle-income countries that may qualify for USTDA grant funding. Contractors are required to travel to the specied host country to research thetechnical and nancial aspects of specic infrastructure projects.Detailed technical reports addressed toUSTDA that are part of the agency’s duediligence review process.Increase international exposureand technical expertise in emergingeconomies.$30,000-$100,000 and involves a visitto one or more countries to evaluatepotential projects for USTDA funding.Develop business and expandinternational contacts. Potentialopportunities for follow-onwork with host country projectsponsors. The U.S. Tradeand Development Agencywww.ustda.gov
—Direct contract opportunities with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. USTDA hires small businesses to conduct due diligence on potential projectsin developing and middle-income countries that may qualify for USTDA grant funding. Contractors review the early stage project planning, including the development of the scope andbudget of an activity that must be addressed before an investment decision can be made. No travel is required. A discrete analysis of well-denedproject proposals. A desk study reviewsand evaluates all aspects of a projectproposal, including the terms of referenceand budget, and recommends whetherUSTDA should provide funding for theproject.Provides preliminary assessments of the economic viability of proposedprojects and determines whether theymeet USTDA’s funding criteria.$2,500 to $10,000Expand international network and gain exposure to companiesoperating in emerging economies. The U.S. Tradeand Development Agencywww.ustda.gov
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
offers loanguaranty programs that enablethe small business exporter toobtain working capital to nancepre- and post- shipment needs,increase global competitiveness,enhance their ability to export aproduct or service and nancingfor acquisition of long-term xedassets.
EXPORT-IMPORT BANK OFTHE U.S.
, the ofcial export creditagency of the United States,assists in nancing the exportof U.S. goods and services tointernational markets. Ex-Im Bank does not compete with privatesector lenders but provides exportnancing products that ll gaps intrade nancing.
THE FOREIGN AGRICULTURALSERVICE OF THEU.S. DEPARTMENTOF AGRICULTURE
improvesforeign market access for U.S.products, builds new markets andimproves the competitive positionof U.S. agriculture in the globalmarketplace.
OVERSEAS PRIVATEINVESTMENT CORPORATION
helps U.S. businesses investoverseas, fosters economicdevelopment in new and emergingmarkets and complements theprivate sector in managing risksassociated with foreign directinvestment.
U.S. TRADE ANDDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
funds various forms of technicalassistance, investment analysis,training, reverse trade missionsand business workshops thatsupport the development of amodern infrastructure and a fairand open trading environment.