Development Grants

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Development grants are up to $50,000 each. The purpose of this category is to support the development of new programs and pathways and/or the modification of existing program/pathways that expand opportunities for student success.

Up to eight Development Grants (Maximum of $50k) for a minimum of 24 months/2 years with market analysis and timeline for completion required. Evidence of partner engagement (at least one letter of commitment from your partner) and market analysis required. 

For each category, principal investigators (proposal/applicant leaders) will be individuals at a CSU campus. All proposals must be coordinated within PACE at the campus level. Grants in each category may not be awarded in years in which no proposal fully meets the standards and criteria of CEU funding requirements.


Proposals are submitted by the campus PACE dean’s office. Subsequent to review by the campus PACE dean’s office, completed proposals are reviewed and rated by the CEU Innovation Grants Committee for funding consideration.

Proposal submissions are due to the campus CEE dean’s office on or before Thursday, January 31, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time).

Typically, proposals are selected and approved for funding by the April CEU business meeting. Notification regarding the status of funding is provided to campus leads following the CEU business meeting

Questions regarding the application process can be made to