Michigan Announces Grants For Teachers

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Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan teachers who worked additional time and incurred additional costs during the 2019-2020 school year due to COVID-19 are eligible to receive a grant.

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

Under the two programs, teachers can receive up to $500 while support staff can receive up to $250.

The state of Michigan’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget provides $53 million for eligible K-12 classroom teachers and $20 million for eligible support staff.

“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,” says Governor Whitmer.  “They deserve all of the support we can give as we continue working around the clock to keep Michigan families safe.”

“Teachers and support staff have put in the extra hours and time to ensure our children receive an education during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Eubanks said. “We need to support our school employees as they continue to support our students and families during the pandemic. I thank them for all they are doing in these extraordinary times.”