The Ohio International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE), funded by the state of Ohio and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), is designed to increase exports and create jobs. The IMAGE grant offers financial assistance for small businesses to promote their products and services in international markets. The grant will provide a 50 percent reimbursement up to $10,000 per fiscal year for qualifying activities.
All eligible activities must be completed by September 29, 2017.
Timeline of Grant Process
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The IMAGE program requires the application to be signed by a corporate officer, certifying that the following eligibility criteria will be met:
IMAGE funds will reimburse companies a maximum of $10,000* (50 percent on expenditures up to $20,000) for participation in the following activities:
If you have questions concerning your company’s eligible reimbursements, contact Thien Bui at IMAGE@development.ohio.gov or (614) 466-4996.
The minimum IMAGE reimbursement amount is $1,000 (50 percent on expenditures of $2,000).
After launching the IMAGE application, please create a new login. DO NOT use login information from previous grant years.
Please click here for reimbursement requirements.
Company should submit for reimbursement within 30 days of completing its list of activities. The final deadline to submit for reimbursement is October 29, 2017. Company can expect to receive their reimbursement within 30 days of submission.
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program of Ohio is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBDC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Development Services Agency. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: SBDC (614) 466-2711.