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MI Kids Back on Track

The MI Kids Back on Track grant funds (MCL388.1623g) will support programs provided before school, during school, after school, or during the summer. These funds are designed to address unfinished learning, get students to grade-level academic standards, provide additional academic assistance to students at risk of falling behind their peers, or help high school students prepare for postsecondary education.

This webpage has been developed to support Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in the application process for the MI Kids Back on Track grant program. Information and resources will be posted as they become available. Please revisit this webpage periodically for updates. Updates will also be sent out via the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Weekly Communications email as well as the monthly Continuous Improvement Newsletter. In the meantime, the legislative requirements for funding eligibility are listed below, which might be helpful for preliminary planning. General questions around this opportunity may be directed to

Budget and Transparency Information

High Impact Tutoring Programs

Eligibility Information

To be eligible for funding under this legislation, LEAs will need to:

  • Apply for funding in a form and manner prescribed by the MDE.
  • Post an approvable MI Kids Back on Track Plan on its website homepage, that describes evidence-based actions the eligible applicant is taking to respond to student needs related to unfinished learning and how funds received under this Section will create or expand these efforts.
  • Implement and maintain functionality on its website homepage that allows parents, legal guardians, and students to request additional assistance through the MI Kids Back on Track program.
  • Provide transparency reporting on its MI Kids Back on Track program spending; including posting a transparency dashboard on its website concerning funding from the Federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund used for the program, in a form and manner prescribed by the MDE.
  • Ensure that all tutoring is supported by individuals who provide training and coaching.
  • Pledge to provide data through MiDataHub by September 1 of each fiscal year for which it receives funding under this Section; that includes the outcomes and performance measures of the tutoring program, including, but not limited to, the degree to which tutoring is demonstrating sufficient efficacy and impact.
  • MICIP Section 23g Plan Directions
  • Initial Guidelines for Developing Section 23g Plans  (Updated 8/30/23)
  • Section 23g Eligibility and MICIP Slide Deck
  • Section 23g - NexSys Technical Assistance Slides
  • Section 23g Eligibility Requirements Checklist
  • Section 23g Office Hours

    To schedule time to talk with someone from the MDE Section 23g Team, please use the online scheduling platform.