Type of Program:
The Fine Craft - Market Access Component provides financial assistance to industry professionals with the costs associated with attending industry marketing events and professional development opportunities in the domestic and international markets.
Comments on Funding:
Funding for Professional Development & Mentorship Support is up to 50% of eligible expenses to a maximum of:
Funding for Market Development is up to 50% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $6,000 for all markets.
Applicants may apply more than once in the course of a fiscal year (April 1 – March 31) to the Market Access Component in either or both of the two (2) categories, provided the applicant is not in default with the Department and that they have not exceeded $6,000 for all components combined in the fiscal year.
When It Ends:
The applicant must:
must send his application form and all required support material electronically via email to the address on the application form. Multiple emails, Dropbox™ or other similar service may be used for large files if required.
may also submit his application on CD, DVD, flash drive, etc. to the mailing address found on the application form.
Other Things to Note:
Applications have no deadlines but limited to budget availability.