Michigan teachers will be eligible for grants recognizing their work during the pandemic
The state announced this week that teachers and support staff who worked through the pandemic are eligible for state grants.
The state’s budget set aside 53-million dollars for teachers and 20-million for support staff to receive payments recognizing their work in the spring.
Ron Leix is with the Treasury. He says support staff will be eligible for up to 250-dollars, K-12 teachers will be eligible for up to 500-dollars.
“It recognizes the efforts that teachers took during the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic. The legislature and the Governor thought it would be good to allocate a few dollars to help them out.”
Leix says teachers and support staff should reach out to the district they worked at during the 2019-2020 school year for more information.
A spokesperson for the Michigan Education Association said they hope as many educators and paraeducators as possible take advantage of the offer.