COVID-19 Grants

  • Teacher & Support Staff COVID-19 Grants

    Fraser Public Schools has identified, notified, and provided Form 5734 to eligible* classroom teachers and school support staff.

    The deadline to submit Form 5634 is now passed. 

    Grant funding checks are anticipated to be mailed directly from the state Treasury Department to teachers and support staff on or about February 25, 2021.

    *The District has determined the following groups to be eligible to apply for the COVID-19 Grants, following the guidelines outlined by the Michigan Department of Treasury.

    Position

    GrantAmount

    Technology Support 

    $250

    Custodians 

    $250

    Secretaries 

    $250

    Interventionists

    $250

    Teachers in the Classrooms

    $500

    Central Office Support Staff 

    $250

    Special Ed Staff

    $250

    Food Service 

    $250

    Transportation

    $250

    Maintenance 

    $250

    Para Professionals

    $250


    COVID-19 Grant Frequently Asked Questions

    Program Description
    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.

    Key Terms
    Classroom Teacher
    A K-12 full-time or part-time teacher with an assigned class who provided continuity of learning to students during the 2019-2020 period of school closure that resulted from COVID-19. For the purposes of this section, classroom teacher does not include substitute teachers, para-professionals, support staff, or administrators.

    School Support Staff
    A K-12 full-time or part-time para-professional, aide, or non-instructional staff, according to the registry of educational personnel, who provided services to students during the 2019-2020 period of school closure that resulted from COVID-19. School support staff does not include substitute teachers or classroom teachers.

    District
    A local school district as that term is defined in section 6 of the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.6, or a public school academy as that term is defined in section 5 of the revised school code, 1976 PA 451, MCL 380.5. For the purpose of these Grant Programs, school district includes local and intermediate school districts and public school academies.

    Program Details and Reporting Requirements
    School Districts and nonprofit nonpublic schools are required to identify eligible classroom teachers and support staff and email eligible grant recipients Form 5734, the Teacher and Support Staff COVID-19 Grants Certification, by November 9, 2020.

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

    School districts and nonprofit nonpublic schools are then required to 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.

    More information can be found at the Michigan Department of Treasury.