Teacher COVID-19 Grant Program

Updated 11/2/2020: Detroit Catholic Central High School has identified eligible grant recipients and this page serves as notice to provide the necessary next steps to eligible classroom teachers. 

The Michigan Fiscal Year 2021 budget includes $53 million for eligible K-12 classroom teachers to help with expenses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the Michigan Department of Treasury developed the Teacher and Support Staff COVID-19 Grant Programs and eligible public and nonpublic school teachers will be provided up to $500.
Application Process and Timeline:
  • October 23-November 9: School districts and nonprofit nonpublic schools will be able to obtain a draft list of potential grant recipients based on 2019-2020 school filings to the Center for Educational Performance and Information (CEPI) as presented in the Registry of Education Personnel (REP) or Nonpublic School Personnel Report (NPSPR).
Districts and nonpublic schools that reported in the 2019-2020 school year will have reported data prepopulated in the TSSC19 District Template, which is available within the REP or NPSPR system under “Submission Reports.”
  • November 9: Districts and nonprofit nonpublic schools must identify eligible classroom teachers eligible for the Teacher COVID-19 Grant, including determining the Full Time Employee (FTE) calculation for the eligible grant recipients.
Districts and nonprofit nonpublic schools must post a notice that eligible grant recipients have been identified and provide Form 5734, Teacher and School Support Staff COVID-19 Grants Certification to eligible classroom teachers. The district must also notify eligible grant recipients of the Full Time Employee (FTE) calculation to be applied for eligibility if less than fully reported as 1 FTE. Individuals who believe they qualify for a grant and are deemed ineligible or disagree with their FTE status have an opportunity to appeal their status with the school entity by December 4, 2020.
  • December 4-December 16: Eligible grant recipients must return Form 5734 to the district or nonprofit nonpublic school in a manner required by school administrators
Important Links:
An information webinar will be scheduled for next week. Please stay tuned for a MANS Quick Note with additional information.
Questions about the grant program should be directed by phone to 517-241-6000 or email to TSSC19Grants@michigan.gov.
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