State Trade Expansion Program

Companies are always looking for grant opportunities as well as a way to increase sales… why not consider exporting?

If you would like to grow your international sales, please visit to access additional information and the STEP application. Small business eligibility for this program is determined by using the SBA’s small business size standards which can be found by visiting

Since 2011, the Kentucky Export Initiative has provided financial assistance to nearly 200 Kentucky companies through the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). The STEP program provides grants that can be used for a variety of trade services, visit the KY Exports Initiative to learn more.