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Grant Opportunities

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Grant Opportunities

The governor and legislature worked together on a budget that supports the state's Top 10 Strategic Education Plan goals. Specifically, the budget allocates an unprecedented $555 million dollars to support the educator workforce.

 

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and Department of Treasury are working diligently to make these unprecedented funds available as soon after the October 1 start of the fiscal year as possible. This page will be updated as information about each grant opportunity becomes available.

 

Learn more about Michigan Department of Education retention initiatives.

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EXPLORE

Local and intermediate school districts will be eligible to apply to implement or sustain EXPLORE programs for students in grades 6-12 interested in the teaching profession.

In the EXPLORE programs, local and intermediate school districts will develop hands-on learning experiences in teaching for students. As a partner, MDE will provide districts with flexible models for implementation; EXPLORE content, competencies, and curriculum; and free professional development for educators.

EXPLORE Grant Information
GYO Grant

Grow Your Own Staff

To support school employees who desire to earn certification, grants are available to local and intermediate school districts to build Grow Your Own programs in partnership with educator preparation providers.

Grow Your Own Staff Grant Information
Michigan Future Educator Fellowship

MI Future Educator Fellowship

The MI Future Educator Fellowship will offer $10,000 scholarship to up to 2,500 future educators every year.

High school graduates must be admitted to an eligible educator preparation program and begin their first semester or term in Fall 2022 or after. Additional eligibility requirements apply.

MI Future Educator Fellowship Information
Michigan Future Educator Student Teacher Stipend

MI Future Educator Student Teacher Stipend

The MI Future Educator Student Teacher Stipend is a program to support Michigan’s hardworking student teachers as they continue their journey to being in the classroom full-time.

Up to $9,600 per semester will be available for use towards allowable student teaching expenses (tuition, living expenses, childcare, etc.).

MI Future Educator Student Teacher Stipend Information
Career and Technical Education (CTE)

CTE Teacher Recruitment and Retention

Intermediate school districts with a CTE teacher on staff or who pledge to hire a CTE teacher may apply for funding for the the recruitment of, retention of, and coverage of continued education costs for CTE teachers.

Additional information, including application details, will be posted here when available.

Veterans

Veterans

This program provides a method for districts to offer a paid mentorship and salary for military veterans seeking educator certification.

Additional information, including application details, will be posted here when available.