Governer Gretchen Whitmer announced the expansion of the MI Classroom Heroes COVID-19 Grants
LANSING, Mich. – Governer Gretchen Whitmer and State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks today announced the expansion of the MI Classroom Heroes COVID-19 Grants by the amount of $2.5 million.
The grant will include a new program for Great Start Readiness Program, Head Start, adult education and young adult (ages 18-26) special education classroom teachers.
“The MI Classroom Heroes COVID-19 Grants are just a small token of our gratitude to educators for going above and beyond during the pandemic,” Governer Whitmer said.
Governer Whitmer added, "It is simply the right thing to do to expand these grants to include all specific program teachers across the state.”
Teachers in the listed programs are eligable to receive up to $500 for extra hours worked and costs incurred during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic last spring.
To receive up to $500, specific program teachers must have performed at least of 75% of their standard instruction workload in brick-and-mortar classrooms to moving to remote instruction on April 2, 2020.
Benefits from this grant are anticipated to be sent directly from the state Treasury Department to teachers in June.
For more information about MI Classroom Heroes COVID-19 Grants, visit here.