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Iowa Companies Chance to Receive Financial Aid

Financial assistance available for Iowa companies!

 

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The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) is now accepting applications through the Export Trade Assistance Program (ETAP) and Domestic Trade Assistance Program (DTAP). These programs offer funding for eligible companies to exhibit in qualified international trade shows/missions taking place July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.  Each grant provides reimbursement of qualified expenses, up to a maximum of $3,000 per grant.  Companies may receive up to three grants in the fiscal year.
 
DTAP – This program provides financial assistance for international trade shows taking place in the U.S.  Events should be part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program, Food Export – Midwest buyers mission or have a proven significant international attendance (companies must provide documentation of the show’s international attendance) to be eligible.   As funding is very limited for this program, companies that have received past DTAP funding for a particular show cannot receive DTAP for the same show again. 
 
ETAP – This program provides financial assistance for international trade shows taking place outside the U.S. or any of the IEDA organized trade missions during the fiscal year. 
 
Companies can apply for funding through www.iowagrants.gov.  More details and application instructions are available at www.iowaeconomicdevelopment.com/InternationalAssistance/ETAP.Please note:  Booth fee or participation fee must be paid (deposit) prior to your application being submitted.
 
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Lisa Longman,lisa.longman@iowa.gov, 515.725.3139.

News developed from the Iowa Economic Development Center