Grant Proposal Submission Process

Proposal Submission Guidelines

The Coppin State University Development Foundation (CSUDF) is a separate 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors. The Executive Director of the CSUDF is charged with the responsibility of overseeing the submission of any proposal that carries the CSUDF name. Faculty and Staff wishing to submit a proposal for grant funding utilizing the non-profit status of the CSU Development Foundation are required to adhere to the following process.

A copy of the full proposal and project budget should be submitted to the Executive Director (ED) for review and approval. The ED will review the proposal and provide feedback for suggested changes, if necessary, to enhance the proposal. The project budget will be reviewed in conjunction with the CSUDF Controller to ensure sufficiency.

The review and approval, with suggested changes if necessary, should take no more than 48 hours. Please provide sufficient advance notice for review request and for any documentation needed to accompany the proposal submission such as annual budgets, audits, tax exempt status, board member listing.

Proposals submitted under the auspices of the University (which will subsequently be administered by the University's Finance Office) do not need to be reviewed by the CSU Development Foundation.

The goal of this process is to add a layer of review that can help improve the submission, while ensuring against duplication and fulfilling the fiduciary responsibility to the CSUDF and the Board of Directors.

Please contact the Division of Institutional Advancement with any questions on extension 3800.