MDCP Awards: Industry Groups Can Get Up to $300,000 for Foreign Market Development Projects
Each year, ITA makes several financial assistance awards to industry groups to pursue projects that help U.S. firms export and create jobs. Take a look at our flyer then find out more about getting funds to help on our About MDCP page.
Start Planning for the 2015 MDCP Competition
Start now to prepare your application for MDCP funding. See How to Apply for more details. The 2015 competition will probably open in early January 2015 with applications due in mid- to late-February 2015. A new federal funding opportunity notice (FFO) will be published, but it should be quite similar to the FFO published for the 2014 competition.
Let's Talk About Funding Your Export Project
Please join us for one or all of the conference calls listed below. Learn how to find the right ITA professionals to help advise you on project ideas. Examine templates that can can streamline your budget preparation. Find out how to generate information for required forms. Ask questions and benefit from questions by others. Dial-in for all calls is the same: 203-280-9578 6504789#.
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Who from ITA Works with MDCP Award Winners?
In addition to MDCP Director Brad Hess, MDCP award winners will work with a team of ITA professionals who can help them accomplish project goals. You can search for likely ITA team members using the directories on line 4 of Step-by-Step Application Process.
Exports Create Jobs
A couple of years ago it was estimated that a $180,000 increase in exports creates one U.S. job. (See study on jobs and exports.) Because exporting creates or sustains U.S. jobs, MDCP projects contribute to the prosperity of U.S. workers.