2021 IMAGE Manufacturing Grant for Lake County

IMAGE grant

Quick Take:

The International Market Access Grant for Exporters (IMAGE) program provides grant funds to
eligible business to engage in eligible export promotion activities.

Companies can access up to $10,000 in 2021 grant year funds (Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 29, 2021) on a reimbursement basis. Activities are eligible for a 50% reimbursement, except for export training, which is 100%* reimbursable for the 2021 grant year. IMAGE is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) StateTrade Expansion Program (STEP).

The Results:

Knowtion is able to serve a variety of the eligible activities for the IMAGE grant – activities may include: 

International Website Development

  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Globalization
  • Localization
  • Translation


  • Online market listing fees
  • Platform fees, including hosting and/or maintenance fees
  • Expenses to set up websites to accept international payments

International Marketing

  • Design of international marketing materials
  • Video production costs
  • Translation of international marketing materials, including audio and video
  • International ad placements (online ads, magazine ads, social media, etc.)


Please see click here to learn more, or see the attached brochure: https://www.development.ohio.gov/bs/bs_image.htm 

FY2021 IMAGE Handbook 09.25.2020

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