While most Americans are likely giving up hope that they will see a fourth stimulus check from the federal government, some lucky people will be receiving more payments compliments of their states. In some cases, it could also mean a very large sum of money is coming their way—with a check for $7,500 potentially up for grabs.

Several states have unveiled their own form of stimulus check payments to various residents in the absence of another payout from the Federal Government, including California, which has been distributing payments known as the Golden Stimulus Payments. Other states, such as Florida, Georgia and Texas, paid out $1,000 to first responders and teachers as a means of thanking them for their hard work during the COVID-19 Pandemic. However, while payments in various states have ranged from $500-$1,100, two states are providing the best financial incentives.

According to WBFF, a Baltimore FOX affiliate, Michigan is providing up to $4,000 to teachers, with $2,000 in hazard pay and an additional $2,000 if they also take on hybrid learning duties. Still, Vermont is giving out the most money of any state—giving those who move to the state for work $7,500.

The worker relocation grant program, which actually went into effect back in July, will give the money to those who relocate to the state and become full-time residents, as well as full-time employees of a state employer. In addition to other eligibility requirements, workers must have incurred relocation expenses and be subject to state income tax as well.

Among the jobs that qualify are Accountants, Administrative Assistants, Bartenders, Carpenters, Cashiers, Childcare workers, Cooks, Elementary School Teachers, Farmers, Fast Food Workers, Fitness Trainers, Home Health Aides, Hotel Desk Clerks, Housekeepers, Janitors, Landscapers, Nursing Assistants, Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, Teaching Assistants and Waiters and Waitresses.

In addition, those who move to the state beginning in February 2022 for remote work opportunities will also be eligible for $7,500 grants as well.

While specific stimulus payments and grants may be coming through individual states, some federal programs are also providing some funds—even if they aren’t in the form of a stimulus check or other stabilizing payment.

In addition to receiving money through health insurance rebates because of the Medical Loss Ratio provision of the Affordable Care Act, some senior citizens could also soon see some funds headed their way, after $1,400 additional payments were advocated for.

stimulus-check-5948809_1920 Representation. A COVID-19 stimulus check. Photo: Pixabay