If you were eligible for the previous Covid-19 Classroom Support and Teacher Grant you will NOT be eligible for this program.
On December 29, 2020, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Public Act 257 of 2020, providing $2.5 million to GSRP, Head Start, special education for individuals aged 18-26 and adult education teachers who teach in a school district or nonprofit nonpublic school. Pursuant to Public Act 257 of 2020, legislation was passed that appropriated funding for the GSRP Teachers, GSRP Associate Teachers, “Head Start” Teachers, Adult Education Teachers, and Young Adult (18-23yrs.) Special Education Teachers COVID-19 Grant Program.
This program provides grants to eligible GSRP, head start, adult education, young adult special education classroom teachers in a district or nonprofit nonpublic school spent outside of normal working hours and additional costs classroom teachers have incurred or experienced to provide a continuity of learning during the period of school closure in 2019-2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Defined as a full-time or part-time GSRP, Head Start, adult education and young adult (ages 18-26) special education teachers who provided continuity of learning to students during the 2019-2020 period of school closure that resulted from COVID-19.
- Employees of the District may appeal their eligibility status or appeal the FTE calculation to the district by clicking here. April 9, 2021 is the deadline to file an appeal.
- File an appeal here
ROUND ONE (Done)
If you have not completed the electronic form (link is the memo – scroll down) and the Department of Treasury form (also linked in the memo), please do so as soon as possible. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pcczRO0zpwBRFkBGmEchgD77K_8uDxwvk_mPk6u2wHc/edit
Understandably so, there have been many questions regarding teacher eligibility. Attached is the legal guidance that was applied regarding teachers with “assigned classes” or instructional ancillary teachers such as ELDs, ICs, ECS, counselors, SLPs, OTs, etc. We will continue closely following all the guidance received from the Department of Treasury. If anything changes, we will let you know. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I2QvxZqFz13rw0y2dqYj16pAD6PwMX-4GiNzUZ8UzjA/edit?usp=sharing
Although we have contacted staff that has separated from the district and staff on leave, please spread the word to anyone that you’re in contact with as well. The deadline is November 23rd.