Gov. Whitmer Announces Teacher, School Support Staff COVID-19 Grant Programs

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Eligible Michigan teachers and support staff who worked additional time and incurred additional costs during the 2019-2020 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic can receive a grant through two new grant programs.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer and State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks announced the Teacher COVID-19 Grant and the Support Staff COVID-19 Grant programs Tuesday.

Under the two new grant programs, eligible teachers can receive up to $500 and eligible support staff can receive up to $250.

“Our teachers and support staff have made incredible sacrifices this year to ensure our kids can get a great education while Michigan fights the COVID-19 pandemic. They deserve all of the support we can give as we continue working around the clock to keep Michigan families safe,” said Governor Whitmer. “My administration will continue working hard to protect our educators and ensure our kids are learning the skills they need to grow this year. And as we continue to fight this virus, remember to mask up, maintain six feet of physical distancing, and get your flu vaccine.”

The Teacher COVID-19 Grant Program is available to full- and part-time classroom teachers who taught K-12 students in a school district or nonprofit nonpublic school classrooms during the 2019-2020 school year prior to the suspension of in-class activities.

The Support Staff COVID-19 Grant Program is available to a full- or part-time paraprofessionals, aides or noninstructional staff who work in a public school, which includes local and intermediate school districts and public school academies.

For more information on the grant programs, click here.

Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Support