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State & Federal Programs

The Department of State & Federal Programs is responsible for all state and federal grant applications and performance compliance, both competitive and formula funding. The department oversees the development of comprehensive program plans, ensures planned program compliance, and monitors budgets following established federal, state, and local laws, policies, regulations, and guidance. To ensure program quality, the department collaborates with schools and district staff. The department further plans and implements a schedule of grant monitoring within the district and facilitates the process for monitoring by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction or the federal government.

Department of State and Federal Programs Organizational Chart:



Please contact the Department of State & Federal Programs for questions concerning:

  • ESSER (Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund)
  • Grant development
  • Title I
  • Allowable costs


State & Federal Programs

Central Services - Rooms 1 and 2

5225 W. Vliet Street - Milwaukee, WI 53208

State and Federal Programs Contact Information:

Main: 414-475-8009

Shelley Perkins - Director of Department of State and Federal Programs

Joseph Hill - ESEA Coordination & Compliance Manager II

Dr. Mora Anderson- ESEA Non-Public Supervisor I

Mark Lawrence - ESEA Title I Non-Public Coordinator III

Debra Hickey - ESEA Title I Non-Public Coordinator III

Michael Betts - ESEA Assistant II

Cynthia Mendoza - ESEA Administrative Assistant III

Denise Fields- State and Federal Programs, Manager

Megan Burk - Grants Specialist I

Jennifer Butzbach - Grants Specialist I

Sophia Smith - Grants Coordinator I

Kim Callies - Budget Coordinator III

Tatiana Chaplin - Budget Analyst I


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