The Teacher COVID-19 Grant program was created to recognize the additional time K-12 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. This grant is up to $500.

The School Support COVID-19 Grant program was created for 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. This grant is up to $250.

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.

No later than November 9, 2020, emails will be sent to qualifying staff members for this grant.  If you believe you qualify, and did not get a direct email, please fill out this form and send it to Angela Rudolph @ asrudolph@romulusk12.org along with your reason. no later than December 1, 2020.