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November 19, 2012

2013 Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) Conference Call Details Announced

The Department of Commerce’s Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) is a grant program established to assist non-profit organizations in being more competitive by developing or expanding their exporting activities.

Here’s your early opportunity to learn more about federal funds available in 2013 that could help your organization be more competitive through exporting. The application deadline will probably be in mid- to late-February 2013. It should be similar to the announcement of the 2012 competition. If you are not already familiar with the program, start with our About MDCP page.

To find out more about how your organization can receive MDCP funding, join us for any of the conference calls planned for November and December. Go to trade.gov/mdcp and see details under the heading “Learn How to Compete to Receive MDCP Funding.”

The Office of Travel and Tourism Industries and the U.S. Foreign and Commercial Service are available for limited background-related assistance with market background and plan suggestions for this grant, as long as it is within the official MDCP guidelines. You are encouraged to use these resources to demonstrate public/private partnership links. OTTI suggests you review the Commerce resources available to assist you in the market when applying for a Commerce grant. These include:

  1. http://tinet.ita.doc.gov/
  2. https://trade.gov/cs/
  3. https://www.trade.gov/mas/
  4. http://www.ita.doc.gov

For further information on the MDCP, please contact:
Brad Hess, Manager, Market Development Cooperator Program
U.S. Department of Commerce
14th & Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20230
Telephone: (202) 482-2969
Fax: (202) 482-4462