• The grants office seeks, secures, and manages grants to further the mission and goals of the District, enhance educational programs, expand student services, and increase professional development opportunities for staff. Grants supplement, but do not supplant, the core services provided by the District’s general fund. Approximately 9% of Chelsea Public Schools’ annual budget is provided by grants (nearly $10 million).  

    Chelsea is fortunate to benefit from a variety of grant funding, including competitive discretionary grants from the Department of Public Health, and private foundations such as the Barr Foundation.  However, most of our grants (entitlement, allocation, continuation, other non-competitive, and competitive) are available through the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). These grants support ongoing services in the areas of special education, English language learning, supplemental math and literacy instruction, and professional development, among others.

    ESSER III Grant award:  Chelsea Public Schools has been awarded just over $20.7 million in COVID relief funds as part of the ESSER III grant.  The funds will be available for use through September 2024.  A copy of the approved budget for the grant can be found here.

    Opportunity to provide comments on grant amendments for FY2024

    The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has posted Chelsea’s mid-year amended allocations for FY 24 for Title I, Title IIA, Title III, Title IV, IDEA, and Early Childhood Special Education grants for a total increase of $16,505. Staff are working on the amendments, and plan to submit them by March 15, 2024.  The funds will be used to continue funding priorities within each grant.  For comments or questions regarding this amendment and proposed uses of funds, please contact Assistant Superintendent Dr. Tamara Blake-Canty at 617-466-4458.

    Oportunidad de ofrecer comentarios sobre las solicitudes de beca (subvención) modificadas para el año fiscal 2024

    El Departamento de Educación Primaria y Secundaria (DESE) ha publicado las asignaciones modificadas medios del años de Chelsea para el año fiscal 24 para el Título I, Título IIA, Título III, Título IV, IDEA, y subvenciones para la Educacion Especial para la Primera Infancia. El crecimiento en total es $16,505.  Personal del distrito están trabajando en las enmiendas, y planean enviarlas hasta 15 Marzo 2024.  Los fondos se utilizarán para continuar las prioridades dentro de cada subvención.  Para comentarios o preguntas sobre estas modificaciones, comuníquese con la Asistente de la Superintendente Dr. Tamara Blake-Canty al 617-466-4458.

    Claudia Acevedo-Ziegler, Grants Administrator

    500 Broadway, Room 110
    Chelsea, MA 02150

    Phone:  617-466-4479
    Fax: 617-889-8361