The Financial Assistance Awards application window is July 31 – August 30, 2023, at 3 p.m. MDT.

REVIEW COMPLETE PROGRAM GUIDELINES FOR 9/30/23 – 9/29/24

Overview

  • Individual awards ranging from $2,000 – $12,000 are available for eligible activity occurring between September 30, 2023 – September 29, 2024.
  • Only one application will be accepted per round. Multiple rounds are dependent upon the availability of funds.
  • 20% cash match required. For every authorized $100 you spend you will be reimbursed $80.
  • Reviewing and scoring processes are highly competitive.
  • Watch the STEP Best Practices Webinar (webinar slides with notes available here).
    • *Please note, the webinar was recorded in 2018 and some of the specifics (award amount, dates, caps, etc.) have changed. Review current guidelines for grant requirements, use this webinar as a tool for the actual execution of a quality application.

Eligible activities for Financial Assistance Awards

  • Trade Show; International or Domestic*
  • State of Idaho led Trade Mission

*see guidelines for additional details/requirements