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Grants Compliance

ARP/ESSER III

The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) has granted its sub-awards for funding through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act for FY 21-24; Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund to help schools to return safely to in-person instruction, maximize in-person instructional time, sustain the safe operation of schools, and address the academic, social, emotional, and mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on New Mexico’s students. CCSD will be participating in the ARP funds. See required information below for use of these funds.



CCSD Plan for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services: (click on the link to view the draft plan)


Meet Our Team

Coordinator - Bellamie DeHerrera-Presley

Hola and Ya’at’eh’,shi eh' Bellamie DeHerrera-Presley yi'ni'she’, Nakai Dine’e nishli’, Nashgale dine’e doo kath’li’chiee’e bash’shi’sh cheen. Hello!  I am happy to serve Central Consolidated Schools as the Coordinator of Federal Programs overseeing many of the grant funded programs including Title I, Title II, Title IV, Go-Bond, Fine Arts Elementary Education, and the current ESSERS I, II and III and Gifted and Enrichment.  In short, I write many of our federal grants for the district and support Curriculum and Instruction.  I come to you from Bloomfield, NM where I have resided for the past 25 years with my husband and two daughters. Along my post high school educational journey, I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Educational Psychology from the University of New Mexico and had the pleasure of teaching Kindergarten, 4th and 6th grades in public schools for over 14 years. I also received a Masters in Business Administration as well as a Masters in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University in which I have served in public school and higher education leadership and administrative roles for over 16 years. I continue to maintain a license in teaching K-8 as well as an administrators license 3-B. My heart pulled me to CCSD in 2018 where I first began as a student assistance team coach in SSO, supporting teachers and students in the school with closing up academic gaps and behavioral intervention. In 2020, I found a deeper love utilizing my business background coupled with educational experience overseeing district grant programs that support funds for our students, teachers and families.

In my free time, I enjoy riding horses and competing in ladies breakaway roping and team roping with my family.  My roots in agriculture, horses and competition have provided me the opportunity to meet many different people across the beautiful state of New Mexico and neighboring states of the four corners; Arizona, Utah and Colorado. I can say with confidence, our four corners geography and people are the most beautiful in the state! Ahe'Hee"

Contact Information

Bellamie DeHerrera-Presley
State and Federal Programs Coordinator
Phone: (505) 368-4984 ext. 20172
E-mail: deheb@centralschools.org

Erica Benally
State and Federal Programs Specialist
Phone: (505) 368-4984 ext. 10114