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Export Promotion Market Development Cooperation

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Administered by:

US Federal Government Agency (see all agencies)
Department of Commerce , International Trade Administration
CFDA #: 11.112

Who is eligible to apply...

Applicants are found to be eligible in one of three categories: (1) Nonprofit industry organizations (includes small business development centers, World Trade Centers, and 501(c) nonprofits such as chambers of commerce, international trade centers, port authorities, economic development organizations, and other business interest groups); (2) trade associations; and (3) State departments of trade and their regional associations (includes centers for international trade and similar entities that may fall within a university organization). The Statute stipulates that private industry firms or groups of firms may be found eligible in cases where no entity described above represents that industry. However, since the program began operating in 1993, no private firm has been able to demonstrate that an organization in one of the first three categories did not represent its interests.

Eligible Applicant Categories:
Eligible Functional Categories:
Credentials/Documentation

In order to determine eligibility, applicants should consult www.export.gov/mdcp and request an eligibility determination in writing from the MDCP Manager (see "Information Contacts"). The written request should be accompanied by the most current version of all the following documents that apply: (1) articles of incorporation; (2) charter; (3) bylaws; (4) information on types of members and membership fees; (5) Internal Revenue Service acknowledgment of non-profit status; (6) annual report; (7) audited financial statements; and (8) documentation of ties to state trade departments or their regional associations.

Note:This is a brief description of the credentials or documentation required prior to, or along with, an application for assistance.

About this section:

This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy. For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree, 3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible. Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they must satisfy.

Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs, the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.