See if your Michigan school district qualifies for some of the extra $65M in coronavirus funding

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last month announced she was directing $65 million in federal funding toward Michigan schools with more than 50% economically disadvantaged students and other education entities.

Of that $60 million goes toward school districts and the funding provides an extra $86.62 per student. The money comes from the Governor’s Education Emergency Relief Fund and is comprised of federal dollars allocated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

So which schools are eligible for the funds? Data provided by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s office shows 613 of the state’s 888 school districts qualify for the funding.

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For charter schools, which are not included on the map, you can search this database:

The extra money can be used for things like facilitating remote learning, student mental health, addressing learning loss, training teachers on

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Whitmer Announces $65M In CARES Act Funding For Michigan Schools

MICHIGAN — Michigan school districts and other state education entities will receive $65 million in CARES Act funding to help as they battle the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday in a news conference.

The funding will be used to help close the digital divide as students begin learning virtually and from home. It’ll also go toward improving access to in-person mental health services, small group learning and child care.

“We’ve got to continue doing everything we can to protect our students and educators and support staff,” Whitmer said Wednesday. “And in order to do just that and ensure critical support for our schools, whether it’s helping them access PPE or cleaning supplies or helping students mitigate the impacts of learning loss in districts that need it most, funding will go to Michigan school districts and other education related entities that have been hit most

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Michigan announces $65M in CARES Act funding for schools amid coronavirus pandemic

Michigan is using $65 million in federal funding to support school districts that are most significantly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made the announcement Monday about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act dollars for schools. The money is for school districts, higher education institutions, and “other education-related entities that have been most significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to the governor’s office.

The governor says the money is going to disadvantaged districts and will help address the digital divide that has served as a barrier to remote learning for students and educators across the state. The funding comes from the Governor’s Education Emergency Relief (GEER) Fund.   

“As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and approach the start of the new school year, we must continue doing everything we can to protect our students, educators, and support staff. This funding will help us

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