The International Office at the Iowa Economic Development Authority offers financial assistance to eligible Iowa small companies to help companies market their products and services to a global audience. The Export Trade Assistance Program (ETAP) Program may reimburse Iowa companies for up to 75% of its international marketing expenditures in a qualifying trade show or IEDA trade mission held outside the U.S., to explore new markets or provide support to expand current markets.
To learn more, download the Export Trade Assistance Program fact sheet in the Resources box below.
Application — Instructions & Process
Submit your application as soon as possible — funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted. Applications should be received AT LEAST 30 days in advance of an event.
Register with iowagrants.gov
Instructions for registering through iowagrants.gov [PDF: 894k]
Submit application with all required supporting documentation.
Instructions for applying for funding through iowagrants.gov [PDF: 2.6MB]
Upon approval, receive, sign and return an original signed contract.
Instructions for an approved application [PDF: 675K]
After the event, complete and submit claim.
Instructions for requesting your reimbursement/claim [PDF: 1.9MB]
Receive reimbursement check, typically within six to eight weeks of IEDA receiving the online claim AND your original signed reimbursement form.