November 11, 2020
Making Cents (or sense) of MiConnect
The State of Michigan is working with MAISA, REMC, and ISDs across the state to fund device access and connectivity for Michigan’s students. The timelines are tight, so please don’t wait to request your rebate from the MiConnect Device Purchasing Rebate Program.  

If your district ordered any device for students to use at home and/or at school through any REMC contract, you can secure a rebate of at least $25 per device by completing a few easy steps. That means if you ordered 100 devices you can bring an additional $2,500 into your district to meet some of the demands COVID-19 has caused. Purchases must have been made between March 1, 2020, and September 30, 2020, to be eligible for the MiConnect Device Purchasing Rebate Program. 
Call to Action:
  1. Upload PO into REMC’s SPOT Portal
  2. Complete the rebate application by November 13, 2020
  3. Receive rebate check from Copper Country ISD, fiscal agent for MiConnect Device Purchasing
Note: districts can receive rebate checks as a part of the Device Purchasing Rebate Program and have Connectivity expenses reimbursed by MAISA, however, you must deduct your rebate from the Device Purchasing Rebate Program when you submit the cost of those devices for the Connectivity Reimbursement Program. All districts are responsible for making sure that no portion of their devices has been reimbursed twice.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Project Manager, Karen Hairston, at  
For more information: visit or view our Device Purchasing FAQ