Who can apply for a STEP Grant?

Any qualifying export-ready small business headquartered in Louisiana can apply. A qualifying business must meet the SBA definition of a small business, be registered to do business in the state of Louisiana, have been in business for no less than one year, be operating profitably, have at least 51% U.S. content in their product or service, and have not been debarred from doing business with the federal government.

For further information about qualifying as a small business, please see the SBA’s definition.