Program Guidelines and Application
K-MAP MANAGER:April ChiangKansas Department of Commerce April.Chiang@ks.gov (785) 296-5473
Assist Kansas companies in accelerating exports. Companies can use funds on activities such as Foreign Sales Trips, Market Research & Consultation, Non STEP-funded Trade Missions (omit participation), Foreign Product Certification, Translation and Interpretation Services, International Credit Reports, Letters of Credit Processing Fees, Database Subscriptions for Market Research (first year), Industry Association Memberships (first year), New Foreign Language Company Brochures, and Compliance Management.
Activities not covered by the Kansas STEP grant or KITSAP.
The program will reimburse up to 50% of a company’s eligible direct expenses up to $5,000. A company can receive $5,000 in total financial assistance during a state fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). To receive the grant, a company must first apply, be approved, and sign and return the contract to the Kansas Department of Commerce no later than 30 days before activities commence. The K-MAP Grant is administered by the Kansas Department of Commerce and Kansas Global Trade Services, Inc.
HOW IT WORKS
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTSThe company should apply for funding no later than 30 days before eligible activities begin.The company should sign and return the contractual documents at least 14 days prior to the commencement of activities.
FOREIGN SALES TRIP:
NON-ELIGIBLE EXPENSES FOR REIMBURSEMENT
Activities covered by the Kansas STEP grant:
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS & PROOFS OF EXPENSE
DISQUALIFICATION OF CONTRACT
Contract will be void, and no reimbursement will be processed if any of the following occur:
Half of total expenses will be considered for reimbursement up to a maximum of $5,000.
Submit questions to:
April Chiang, Kansas Department of Commerce
Submission of this application does not constitute an Agreement with the Kansas Department of Commerce or Kansas Global Trade Services. If the application is approved, the applicant will be notified in writing and agrees to enter into a written contract with the State of Kansas within fourteen (14) days of its receipt, or prior to the first day of the approved activities, whichever occurs first. The company further agrees to abide by the guidelines outlined herein.
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