To support instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has established a program to assist with the costs of caring for dependents as defined below while an instructor of record is teaching class. All instructors of record who are teaching may apply for a grant to defray unanticipated, reasonable and necessary out-of-pocket dependent care expenses incurred as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic while they are teaching or holding office hours. The dependent care expenses covered by a grant received under this program must not be paid for or reimbursed by any other source.
 
For purposes of this program, dependents are children or parents who are not self-sufficient and for whom the instructor is the primary caregiver. Questions about the coverage of care expenses for others may be discussed with Liv Leader. These grants will be made through the payroll system but will not be treated as taxable income.
 
This grant program is available until the allocated funds are disbursed or the program is concluded at the University’s discretion. Information on deadlines for requests will be sent to instructors quarterly. The University has a limited pool of funds to support this grant program and will allocate funds in the first instance to instructors of record:
 
  • Who are single parents of a dependent who is not self-sufficient;

  • Who are the primary caregiver of a parent who is not self-sufficient; and/or

  • Whose household income makes the sudden costs associated with teaching class remotely a hardship for their family.

 
Reimbursement will be received as part of the next monthly payroll or as soon thereafter as practicable. To request a grant, please complete this application