A limited amount of grants are available each year to support individual, department and/or division professional development projects. Monies can be used for travel to conferences, on or off campus trainings, or other independently designed professional growth initiatives. Not sure what can be funded? Download the Grant Funding Guide F20 for a more detailed look at funding criteria.
Due to Covid-19, Staff Development Grants projects that are virtual will be given priority.
For the remainder of the crisis, all grant applications may be submitted on a rolling basis and reviewed at a twice monthly meeting.*
Individuals may apply for a maximum of $750.00 with a single grant application and will not be awarded more than $1,000.00 in a fiscal year.
Groups/Departments can apply for up to $1800 in funding. $1800 is also the maximum available to fund support for any one event with multiple attendees.
Low cost grants cover requests up to $200.
Adjunct faculty may apply for a maximum of $200.00 per term.
Below you will find fillable applications and a link to a tutorial to walk you through how to insert and route signatures for your application virtually. Please be aware of the following:
- Applications should be opened with Adobe Acrobat.
- When you are ready to save what you have input, click 1st on “Print” and then save the file as a PDF to your device/folder.
- Have the completed application available when you view the “Requesting a Grant Using Adobe Sign” tutorial.
- After securing all signatures, save a copy as a PDF and send via attachment to Teresa Martinez @ firstname.lastname@example.org . * During the Covid-19 crisis, applications will be reviewed on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month and must be received by the preceding Friday.
“Requesting a Grant Using Adobe Sign” Tutorial https://www.riohondo.edu/its/submit-a-grant-request-using-adobe-sign/
Please follow up with your supervisor and the Vice-President’s office to ensure that all forms are signed and submitted to the staff development office by the grant deadline.
While “virtual” activities will be given priority, projects involving travel and/or take place in-person, will be considered on a case by case basis.
CSEA Educational Reimbursement Fund
Are you aware that CSEA staff can get up to $1,100 each year to reimburse costs for education and/or trainings? Priority is given for education/training directly related to current or projected job duties, but if funds allow, it may be possible to receive support for cultural enrichment and/or other general education courses. Be sure to seek approval from your supervisor AND the CSEA/Human Resources committee prior to registration. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.