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CEF Awards $19,362 in Teacher Grants

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.

Chelsea WEB student leaders
Beach Middle School WEB (Where Everybody Belongs)

“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.

CEF will have two teacher grant cycles for the 2021-22 school year - the first was held in September and the second cycle will begin accepting applications on December 13, ending January 10. During the first grant cycle, CEF Awarded $19,362 in Teacher Grants to the following programs:

Community Education Preschool

Outdoor wagons

North Creek Elementary

Book in the Bag Reading Program

Classroom Rug

Young Fives Classroom Meeting Rug

First Grade Classroom Storage Supplies

Social Emotional Learning Books for the Art Classroom

Classroom Materials to Support Phonics Instruction

North Creek Special Education Team Early Literacy Resource

“Old Favorite Books” program - Two Class Sets of Billy Goats Gruff

Authors in Chelsea

South Meadows

Diverse and High-Interest Books - Classroom Library Additions

Reading (Literacy) - Classroom Library Additions

Maker Space

Who Was What Was - Nonfiction Book Additions To Media Center

Books for Blossoming Readers - Classroom Library Additions

Social Emotional Learning Lending Library

Native American Experience

Series Books for Propel Readers - Reading Intervention Support

Just Right Books for Just in Time Learning

Lowe Level Book Club Books

Authors in Chelsea

Beach Middle School

7th and 8th Grade Clocks - a STEAM Collaboration

Resource Room/Independence Hall Real World Life Experiences

Mindful Mornings

WEB (Where Everyone Belongs)

Civil War Reenactor Visit

6th Grade Camp

Authors in Chelsea

Chelsea High School

Link Crew

Independence Hall Cultural Performances

Authors in Chelsea

CEF only accepts grant applications from Chelsea School District teachers and administrators. The next window for accepting applications is from Monday, December 13th to Monday, January 10, 2022.

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, 660 grant programs have been funded ranging from art installations to robotics programs, and over 900 scholarships have been awarded to students with outstanding achievements.

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

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