STEP – Reimbursable Expenses

STEP ND Reimbursable Expenses

  • Airfare (US Flag carrier under the Fly America Act, pre-approved by SBA with 30 days advance notice)
  • Hotel (at GSA/Department of State rate)
  • Per Diem (at GSA/Department of State rate)
  • Baggage fees
  • Ground transportation, rental cars and fuel,  parking, and taxis
  • Currency exchange fees
  • Trade Show Booth Costs
  • Trade Mission Fees (booth or show fee, transportation, interpreter)
  • Services provided by U.S. Commercial Services
  • Foreign language marketing materials
  • Website translation to foreign language
  • ExporTech
  • RAISE Program
  • Shipping of samples to expand into new markets or grow existing markets.

STEP ND Non-reimbursable Expenses

  • Passport or visa fees
  • Immunizations or COVID-19 Testing
  • Salaries, living expenses, office space, office parking fees
  • Printing costs 
  • Advertising
  • Expenses related to entertaining current or prospective clients or government officials
  • New product development or alteration of existing products
  • Cell phones and cell phone charges