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CEF Awards $12,395 in Teacher Grants

Updated: May 3, 2021

Chelsea, MI - With the help of generous donors, the Chelsea Education Foundation (CEF) provides funding for a wide spectrum of educational activities to benefit the students and the staff of the Chelsea School District.

“Contributions made to CEF are given back to the school district through innovative grants for students, teachers, and administrators, and as scholarships to CHS graduates,” said Amy Forehand, Impact Committee Chair.

Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, CEF decided to hold three teacher grant cycles for the 2020-21 school year - the first in October, the second in January, and the third in April.

“We hope that by providing multiple opportunities, we will help Chelsea teachers and students move through the changing landscape of virtual and hybrid teacher-student interaction. We are please that all COVID hybrid and virtual adaptation-related requests were 100% funded for 2020-2021needs.”

During the second grant cycle, CEF Awarded $12,395 in Teacher Grants to the following programs:

Chelsea High School

Vocational Training Support $610

Chelsea Strength and Conditioning $600

Beach Middle School

Equipment for Sensory Room $2,000

6th Grade Camp Trip Scholarships $1,000

WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) $700

South Meadows Elementary

Student White Boards $1,483

Series Books Propel Readers $500

Hands on Games for Cognitive Impaired $158

AAC Core Word Books (Language program for non-readers) $131

North Creek Elementary

AAC Core Word Books (Language program for non-readers) $130

Culturally Diverse Books $1,232

Developing Globally Conscious Students $1,050

1st Grade Phonics Manipulative Supplies $600

1st Grade Social Studies $385

Magnetic Letters & Dry-Erase Boards $200

Raz-Plus Leveled, Zoom Friendly Books $216

Community Preschool

Water Table $500

CEF only accepts grant applications from Chelsea School District teachers and administrators. The next window for accepting applications is from Monday, April 5th to Monday, April 12, 2021.

Chelsea Education Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3. Organized in 1990, the mission of CEF is to enhance the Chelsea School District's educational experiences by financing projects beyond the resources of the district and by providing scholarships to district graduates. Since its inception over 46,000 students have received benefits from the foundation, 600 grant programs have been funded ranging from art installations to robotics programs, and over 900 scholarships have been awarded to students with outstanding achievement.

To learn more about Chelsea Education Foundation, visit or email the Board President, Lynn Fox, at

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