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GSRP, Head Start, Adult Ed., and Young Adult Special Ed. COVID-19 Grant Programs

List of Qualified Personnel

This List of Qualified Employees includes those the district deems qualified to apply for one of the grants below. This list is our “who is eligible” list.

Submit Form 5741

Qualified individuals must certify they meet the eligibility requirements on Form 5741, GSRP, Head Start, Adult Ed., and Young Adult Special Ed. COVID-19 Grant Programs Certification, and return it Mandi Barber at 275 S. Wolf Lake Road, Muskegon, MI 49442 or mbarber@oakridgeschools.org no later than April 9, 2021.

Appeal Process

If you feel you are qualified, but your name is not listed, please review the “GSRP, Head Start, Adult Ed., and Young Adult Special Ed. Grant Program Resources” section below prior to submitting your written appeal to Mandi Barber at 275 S. Wolf Lake Road, Muskegon, MI 49442 or mbarber@oakridgeschools.org. If you feel the FTE (full-time equivalency) is incorrect, you may appeal that to Mandi Barber at 275 S. Wolf Lake Road, Muskegon, MI 49442 or mbarber@oakridgeschools.org. Appeals must be received by April 9, 2021.

Program Description

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, Head Start, Adult Education, and Young Adult 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.

More details about the Classroom Heroes Grant and eligibility requirements can be found by visiting this link.

Reporting Requirements

Eligible grant recipients must return the GSRP, Head Start, Adult Education, and Young Adult Special Education Teachers COVID-19 Grant Program Teacher Certification Form 5741 to the district or nonprofit nonpublic school in the form and manner the district requires no later than April 9, 2021.

School districts and nonprofit nonpublic schools are then required to compile the list of eligible classroom teachers and electronically submit the list as early as April 9, 2021 but no later than April 19, 2021 using the electronic submission system and form provided by the Michigan Department of Treasury.

Grant Funding Distribution

Next, the Michigan Department of Treasury will distribute funding allocated under the Act directly to eligible GSRP, Head Start, Adult Education, and Young Adult Special Education classroom teachers in an equal amount up to $500.00 per FTE 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.

Grant funding checks will be sent directly to the eligible GSRP, Head Start, Adult Education, and Young Adult Special Education classroom teachers.  Checks will be mailed on or about June 4, 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.

Additional Grant Guidance

Do not send Form 5741 to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

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