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GaDOE: Governor’s Classroom Grants FAQs

Communication went out to Georgia public-school classroom teachers and paraprofessionals the week of March 28-April 1 regarding the Governor’s Classroom Grants. Made possible through Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) funding allocated by Governor Brian Kemp, the $125 grants are being provided for the purchase of classroom supplies.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Classroom Grants

Which positions qualified for this grant?  

All classroom teachers, regardless of funding source, and the following job codes for Paraprofessionals are considered qualifying positions.

435      Paraprofessional/Teacher Aide

436      Special Education Paraprofessional

439      GNETS Paraprofessional

 

If you were not eligible for this particular funding stream, please know that as a top priority of Governor Kemp’s administration and GaDOE we will continue to seek additional opportunities support our educators and educational staff where able.

I believe I am eligible for the grant, but did not receive the email with instructions from ClassWallet, or I accidentally deleted the email. 

Please email governorsclassroomgrants@doe.k12.ga.us with your full name, school, district, and current position/grade level taught. We will check the email address we have on file for you and, if it is incorrect, will update it. If you unintentionally deleted the email, we will add your email address to the update list as well. We anticipate resending the email with instructions to all corrected email addresses by April 29. Please do not follow up before this date. The deadline to spend funds is not until the end of May and will be extended if necessary.

 

If the email address we have on file for you is correct and you still have not received the email, we will follow up with you individually to resolve the issue.

 

I did receive the ClassWallet email with instructions, but am having issues accessing ClassWallet. 

To resolve access issues, please email help@classwallet.com or use the chat feature on the ClassWallet login screen to resolve access issues. Please note that you should only use this option if you did receive the ClassWallet email with instructions.

 

Do Pre-K teachers qualify for the grant? 

Yes, Pre-K teachers qualify for the grant. However, GaDOE is only managing the grants for K-12. Pre-K teachers will receive grant information from the Department of Early Care & Learning (DECAL).

I received the email with instructions to my personal email AND school email. How should I resolve this?

 

No resolution is necessary. Teachers received the email based on the email address(es) they provided in their MyPSC account. If a teacher listed both email addresses in their MyPSC account and received two emails, they are still the recipient of only one grant.

 

Are teachers eligible to take the classroom supplies they purchase to a new school system if they are not staying with their current employer after this year?  

Yes. The grant is being made to the individual teacher, so in this scenario the teacher could choose to take the supplies with them.  ​

13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Lakin Whitesides

    April 14, 2022 at 3:20 pm

    Are teachers able to purchase Teachers Pay Teachers materials with the money from the governor through ClassWallet?

  2. Belinda Joy Stephenson

    April 15, 2022 at 10:06 am

    I did not receive the email about the Governor’s Classroom Grant. I sent an email to governorsclassroomgrants@doe.k12.ga.us, but it did not work.
    I saw this section about comments, so I decided to see what would happen.
    Name: Belinda Joy Stephenson
    School: Flint Hill Elementary
    District: Newton County
    Current Position: Paraprofessional/STA
    Grade levels I teach: Kindergarten – 5th
    Subject: Technology (Keyboarding, Internet Safety, Google Doc, and etc.)

  3. Shirley Smith

    April 18, 2022 at 2:48 pm

    I would like to order my school supplies.

  4. Dominique Robinson

    April 22, 2022 at 11:40 am

    Hi! I think you will need to sign up with the GaPSC first, if you have not done so already. That way they will have your email on file, so that they can send you the email once they resend them on April 29th. 🙂 I hope this helps.

  5. Takiya Jackson

    May 7, 2022 at 8:41 am

    Hi. I still
    Haven’t received an email with instructions.

  6. Rhonda Farmer

    May 12, 2022 at 11:27 am

    Neither have I and I have sent 3 emails… April 14, May 4, and May 12. Not even an acknowledgement!☹

  7. Linda McClune

    May 17, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    It’s way past the April 29 date they gave us and I still have not received anything yet.

  8. Catherine Barnes

    May 24, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    DITTO! I have yet to receive a response from SEVERAL attempts to: governorsclassroomgrants@doe.k12.ga.us,

  9. Isabel

    May 25, 2022 at 11:57 am

    Hi there,
    I have not received any updates from the several emails I sent to governorsclassroomgrants. The deadline is quickly approaching. Please help.
    Isabel

  10. Beth R Everett

    May 31, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    I have emailed 4 times to no avail.

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