Process and Timeline

Catalyst Fund FAQThe Catalyst Fund is soliciting grant requests through a two-part process:

Phase I: Request for Initial Applications
Phase II: Request for Full Proposals

In Phase I, initial applications will be reviewed for responsiveness to this request. In Phase II, a subset of applicants will be invited to submit a full grant proposal.

The timeline is below:

April 2, 2018Phase I: Request for Initial Applications Open
April 18, 2018Webinar for Potential Applicants
May 1, 2018Initial Applications Due
May 15, 2018Phase II: Request for Full Proposals (invite only)
June 1, 2018Full Proposals Due
July 2018Grant Awards Announced
August-September 2018Grants Disbursed for 2018-19 Academic Year

Through all phases of the initiative, the Catalyst Fund will continue to be guided by advice and input from undocumented students, advocates, lawyers and key stakeholders within the California Community Colleges, California State University, and University of California systems.