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||For Activities Implemented|
|1||Aug. 31, 2023 – Dec. 1, 2023||Oct. 1, 2023 – Dec. 31, 2023|
|2||Dec. 4, 2023 – Feb. 8, 2024||Jan. 1, 2024 – Mar. 31, 2024|
Please note: We recommend submitting the application 4 weeks before the activity is implemented. The approximate notification status timeline is 14 business days.