Metro Chicago Exports -- May 2015. Grant funding is now available for small and medium sized manufacturers to cover the costs associated with doing business abroad. To apply for an award of up to $5,000, submit an application before the May 31, 2015 deadline. Also just announced: a series of Industry Export Programs, the first of which is focused on the fabricated metals industry. Events will be held on June 4, 9, 16, 23, and 30 at locations throughout northeastern Illinois. For more information and to register, visit http://www.metrochicagoexports.com./#seminars.