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COVID-19 Grant
Marion Public Schools
Monday, November 09, 2020

Individuals that have been identified as being potentially eligible to receive the Teacher or Support Staff COVID-19 Grant were emailed on November 9, 2020.  If you did not receive one and would like to protest that, please contact Steve Brimmer as sbrimmer@marion.k12.mi.us.  Protests must be received in writing by December 4, 2020.

PLEASE NOTE: The TSSC19 Grant Certification Form is subject to audit by the Michigan Department of Treasury. 

 It is important to note that Treasury is defining teachers as someone with a classroom assigned to them.  According to their definition, support staff includes K-12 paraprofessionals or non instructional support staff such as counselors, social workers, speech and language pathologists, school psychologists, and literacy coaches.  The union contract you follow, does not determine which grant you are eligible for.

Pursuant to Public Act 166 of 2020, legislation was passed that appropriated funding for the Teacher COVID-19 Grant and School Support COVID-19 Grant Programs.

The Teacher COVID-19 Grant program was created by Public Act 166 of 2020 to recognize the additional time 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. The program was funded under Article 5, Section 949p for grants to eligible K-12 classroom teachers.

The School Support COVID-19 Grant program was created by Public Act 166 of 2020 for grants to eligible K-12 school support staff to recognize the additional time spent outside of normal working hours, hazardous conditions, and additional costs school support staff have incurred or experienced to provide services to students during the period of school closure in 2019-2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note if you work for a nonprofit nonpublic school you are not eligible for this grant. The program was funded under Article 5, Section 949q for grants to eligible K-12 school support staff.

School Districts must identify potentially eligible classroom teachers and support staff and email potentially eligible grant recipients Form 5734, the Teacher and Support Staff COVID-19 Grants Certification, by November 9, 2020.

Eligible Classroom teachers and eligible support staff must return Form 5734, the Teacher and Support Staff COVID-19 Grants Certification, to the district in the form and manner the district requires by December 4, 2020.

School districts must then compile the list of eligible classroom teachers and electronically submit the list by December 16, 2020 using the electronic submission system and form provided by the Michigan Department of Treasury.

Grant funding checks will be sent directly to the eligible classroom teachers and eligible support staff.  Checks will be mailed on or about February 25, 2021 to the address of residency provided by the school district or nonprofit nonpublic school.  Eligible recipients are encouraged to ensure the information on file with the district or nonprofit nonpublic school is accurate and up-to-date.

The Michigan Department of Treasury will distribute funding allocated under the Act directly to eligible classroom teachers in an equal amount up to $500.00 per FTE K-12 classroom teacher employed by the district or nonprofit nonpublic school or assigned to regularly and continuously work under contract in a public school operated by the district or in a nonprofit nonpublic school. 

The Michigan Department of Treasury will distribute funding allocated under the Act directly to eligible school support staff in an equal amount up to $250.00 per FTE school support staff employed by the district or assigned to regularly and continuously work under contract in a public school operated by the district.