MDCP Awards: Industry Groups Can Get Up to $300,000 for Foreign Market Development Projects
Each year, ITA makes several financial assistance awards to industry groups to pursue projects that help U.S. firms export and create jobs. Find out more about getting funds to help on our About MDCP page.
Start Planning for the 2015 MDCP Competition
Start now to prepare your application for MDCP funding. See How to Apply for more details. The 2015 competition will probably open in early January 2015 with applications due in mid- to late-February 2015. A new federal funding opportunity notice (FFO) will be published, but it should be quite similar to the FFO published for the 2014 competition.
Announcement of 2014 MDCP Award Winners
The eight recipients of the 2014 Market Development Cooperator Program awards are listed below. Clck on the hyperlinked text to see press releases.
National Export Initiative and Creating Jobs
It is estimated that a $180,000 increase in exports creates one U.S. job. (See study on jobs and exports.) Accordingly, the National Export Initiative is an important effort to stimulate economic growth and broad-based prosperity.
Who from ITA Works with MDCP Award Winners?
In addition to MDCP Director Brad Hess, MDCP award winners will work with a team of ITA professionals who can help them accomplish project goals. You can search for likely ITA team members using the directories on line 4 of Step-by-Step Application Process.
List of 2013 Winners of MDCP Awards
The seven recipients of the 2013 Market Development Cooperator Program awards are listed below. Clck on the hyperlinked text to see press releases.