Fiscal Year 2019-2020 Early On GEER Allocations

The Governor designated $1M in Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds for Early On.  These federal funds are being distributed to intermediate school districts based on the Early On funding formula.  Please find attached the allocation list for Early On – GEER – Governor’s Emergency Education Relief funding.  The allocation list can be found here.

Allowable uses of these funds are:

  1. Provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for providers and families of children eligible for Early On for use during home visits/service provision (e.g. masks for families, masks with clear mouth area for providers, face shields, hand sanitizer, etc.). These supports must help providers and families return to in-person services.
  2. Program and assessment materials to leave with families to support children between visits (e.g. program materials such as parent printouts and corresponding manipulatives, ASQ screeners, manipulatives to support remote evaluations/assessments). These supports must help children and families adopt or improve remote learning or return to in-person services.
  3. Provide technology/connectivity for families of children eligible for Early On who need to participate in remote services and can’t due to technology barriers (e.g. tablets, hotspots). These supports must help children and families adopt or improve remote learning.

An application is being developed in the Michigan Electronic Grants System Plus (MEGS+) with an anticipated “Go Live” date of October 12, 2020.  Key dates:

    • Anticipated Live date in MEGS+: October 12, 2020
    • Application due date: November 15, 2020
    • Expenditure Period: 3/13/20-9/30/21

The MEGS+ application will include the following components:

    • Accept/Refuse Funds
    • Needs Assessment
    • Budget

Funds will be distributed on a reimbursement basis using the Cash Management System (CMS). Additional information will be provided as it becomes available. Questions regarding these funds may be directed to the ISD’s Early On Consultant or emailed to MDE-EARLY-ON@michigan.gov .

Posted: September 25, 2020