Grants Available for Eligible Teachers and Support Staff

Governor Whitmer and State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks Announced a grant program for Michigan teachers and support staff who worked additional hours during the 2019-20 school year due to COVID-19.

The Teacher COVID-19 Grant and the Support Staff COVID-19 Grant programs recognize the time and additional costs classroom teachers and support staff dedicated to their students when schools closed for in-person learning last spring.

Classroom teachers who taught full and part-time in a school district or nonprofit nonpublic school during the 2019-20 school year prior to the shutdown are eligible to receive up to $500. Paraprofessionals, aids, and other support staff can receive up to $250.

Grant funding will be implemented through the Michigan Department of Treasury and the Michigan Department of Education and checks will be sent to teachers and support staff in February 2021.

For more information on eligibility and program details visit their website <HERE>.

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand