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Enterprise Florida offers a variety of trade grants through the Florida Export Diversification & Expansion program to help qualified  companies start exporting for the first time, or diversify into new overseas markets.  Companies with a significant international portfolio grow faster, are more profitable, and less susceptible to domestic downturns. Please contact your local Enterprise Florida trade representative for more information about the trade grants and how we can help you succeed overseas.

Grants for Virtual Options – No Travel Required

Grants for Traditional Travel Options

Grants for International Business Development

Grant Criteria

Below are the minimum qualifications for all trade grants.  Please see the complete Terms & Conditions for each individual grant above for additional qualifications. Enterprise Florida anticipates that this will be a temporary program available through at least June 30th, 2021.

  • Applicant must be located in Florida and registered as an active company with the Florida Division of Corporations at www.sunbiz.org.
  • Must be in business for a minimum of two (2) years.
  • Product(s) must be produced in the State of Florida. Services must be provided from a Florida location.
  • Must have a commercial operation that consists of either an office, office/warehouse, or manufacturing facility.
  • Product line or service must be considered viable in the target market as determined by the U.S. Commercial Service or Enterprise Florida. Services providers must be in one of these approved target sectors.
  • Must comply with SBA Size Standards www.sba.gov/size-standards/ as a small business for an International Partner Search Plus Virtual Introductions provided through the U.S. Commercial Service OR have less than 500 employees for virtual business matchmaking services provided through Enterprise Florida’s International Office Network.
  • Below you will find a summary of the number of grants a company can receive between July 1 to June 30, based on the end of event date or date paid. Companies can receive a maximum of four trade grants each fiscal year.
      • Virtual Business Matchmaker Grant – Four per fiscal year
      • Virtual Trade Show Grant – Four per fiscal year
      • In-Person Gold Key/Business Matchmaker Grant – Four per fiscal year
      • In-Person Target Sector Trade Show Grant – Four per fiscal year
      • Export Marketing Plan Grant – One per fiscal year, one lifetime maximum
      • Website Localization Grant – One per fiscal year, two lifetime maximum
      • International Registration Grant – One per fiscal year
  • Other restrictions and exceptions may apply at the discretion of Enterprise Florida.