Export Voucher

The California STEP Export Voucher allows eligible small businesses to propose their own export promotion activities and receive reimbursement for up to 75% of pre-approved expenses, with a maximum reimbursement amount of $10,000 each federal fiscal year. Export voucher applications must be submitted prior to the planned activity and within the appropriate application round. Requests for retroactive activities are not permitted.

Export Voucher Application Period

Round Application Period Open Application Period Close Implementation and Completion Period
1 – Closed Aug. 31, 2023 Dec. 31, 2023 Oct. 1, 2023 – Dec. 31, 2023
2 – Open Dec. 4, 2023 Feb. 29, 2024 Jan. 1, 2024 – Mar. 31, 2024
3* Mar. 11, 2024 May 31, 2024 Apr. 1, 2024 – June 30, 2024
*Applications for Round 3 from previously awarded companies will be automatically placed on the waitlist and will undergo review only if funding becomes available.

Allowable Expenses

International Trade Shows & Trade Missions

U.S. Commercial Service Products

EXIM Credit Insurance Premiums

International Marketing Materials

Website Globalization & E-Commerce

Other