The North Dakota Trade Office (NDTO) is dedicated to providing the North Dakota community with the expertise and resources to grow business through trade. The ExportND program seeks to assist NDTO member companies in expanding internationally and supporting their expansion into new markets. This program intends to supplement state and federal funding for companies that seek additional opportunities for export. There is a significant cost burden in new market expansion, and the ExportND program is here to offset some of those costs as a supporter of international business throughout ND.


This is a reimbursement program managed and funded by the NDTO, and is provided to supplement existing grant programs managed by the NDTO. To expand NDTO’s mission of growing ND businesses through trade, this grant program is offered to NDTO members who seek additional funding to support growth in new international markets. The ExportND program will award approximately 20 companies totaling up to $100,000.00 for this granting period.


Applications will be accepted within the window approximately five weeks prior to the application due date.

      • Call for Applications: June 1, 2023
      • Applications Due: June 16, 2023, 5:00 pm central time
      • Awards Announced: June 30, 2023

Projects must start on or after July 1, 2023, and be completed before June 30, 2024.