Teacher and School Support Staff COVID-19 Grant (TSSC19 Grant)


On 10/27, Governor Gretchen Whitmer and State Treasurer Rachael Eubanks announced that eligible Michigan teachers and support staff who worked additional time and incurred additional costs during the 2019-2020 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic can receive a grant through two new grant programs. Below are the eligible classifications per the grant.


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 paraprofessional, aide, or non-instructional staff (counselor, social worker, SLP, OT), 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.


Key Dates

12/4/2020 Form 5734, the Teacher and Support Staff COVID-19 Grants Certification due to District

12/16/2020 Deadline for District to submit list of eligible staff to Michigan Department of Treasury

2/25/2021 Checks will be mailed (on or about) to staff directly from Michigan Department of Treasury


Employees that meet the eligibility requirements of this grant would have received an email. You must complete the Form 5734 and return it to Human Resources via email , fax 313.846.4514, or interoffice mail by Friday, December 4, 2020. Please do NOT send a picture of your form.


Administration will verify your status and submit your certification to the Michigan Department of Treasury in accordance with the deadline listed above. However, the claimant is responsible for the affirmation that they qualify for the grant as outlined in 3a or 3b, as applicable, of the certification.


Staff members that did not receive an email, and feel that they are eligible for this grant may appeal to the District in writing by 12/4/2020.


If you have questions regarding this grant, please contact Human Resources or the Business Office at the numbers listed below.


AIMS Inc. Human Resources











Michigan Alternative Route to Interim Teacher Certification Programs (MARITC) 

Directory for MARITC Program 





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