Receive up to $3,000 in ICEP reimbursements to support your exporting needs:
The 2017-2018 ICEP Program is closed, effective 5/29/2018, due to funding being completely allocated. Please check back in September 2018 for an update on availability of ICEP Funds for the 2018-2019 fiscal year (beginning on October 1, 2018). Updates will be posted on this page.
The Individual Company Export Promotion (ICEP) program is a sub-program of California STEP. The ICEP program will be used to reimburse eligible California small businesses up to $3,000 USD for specific export promotion related expenses performed on trade promotion related activities not currently being supported by California STEP occurring between October 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018. Reimbursement awards will be granted on the availability of funds, the number of applications submitted and the merits of the application – such as the projected sales resulting from the activity, late, weak, or incomplete applications are ineligible for reimbursement.
* Except for applications with activities taking place between Oct 1, 2017 and November 15, 2017, in which case applications must be submitted by December 1, 2017.
NOTE: The following (but not limited to) are not eligible for reimbursement: Travel, lodging, and meal expenses. Additionally, ICEP funds cannot be used in conjunction with any other STEP event.
Qualifying California companies must:
The ICEP program provides the opportunity for eligible companies to apply for direct financial assistance to implement an export promotion activity(s). Events/activity(s) eligible for reimbursement may include the following and must take place between October 1, 2017 and August 31, 2018:
NOTE: The following (but not limited to) are not eligible for reimbursement: Travel, lodging, and meal expenses.
Please refer to the California STEP ICEP Program Guidelines. To apply for funding, applicants must:
Mr. Jeffery Williamson
Statewide Director, Center for International Trade Development (CITD) & Director, California State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP)
California Community Colleges
1102 Q Street, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95811-6549
Phone: (909) 556-6639 / (951) 898-7946