I would like to propose a seminar for May 2021. I know that it is over a year away. However, I worry that next year’s CUSE cycle will not allow me enough time for advance planning. Is there another avenue to request funding for 2021?

Any CUSE funding for 2021 would follow a similar timeline. In your application, be sure to emphasize that planning for the May 2021 seminar will be occurring in this upcoming academic year and much of the expenses will be incurred far in advance.