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$2M in School Safety Grants to Be Distributed to Mich. Schools

The money is part of the state’s Competitive School Safety Grant Program.

More than 50 schools in Michigan will receive funding to improve the safety of their campuses after a $2 million state grant was announced.

A total of 25 public schools, 24 private schools and three charter schools will receive a piece of the Competitive School Safety Grant Program, according to mlive.com.

After the school safety grant was approved, representatives from the Michigan State Police, the Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools, the Executive Office of the Governor and the Michigan Sheriffs’ Association reviewed 85 applications for funding requests.

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The groups’ review process prioritized projects that would improve access control and secure building entryways, according to a government press release.

Now that the project approvals have been announced, recipients have until Aug. 30 to spend the money. In total, schools enrolling over 62,500 students in the state will be improving campus security.

“We need to continue making investments to improve safety in our communities, and nowhere is this more important than in our schools,” Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says.

The most money was awarded to Lowell Area Schools, which was given $178,950. The money will be used for shatterproof window film to put on portions of the entryways at seven buildings in the district, an expanded proximity card reader system and a server and software update that will improve the district’s video surveillance system.

The East Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District will receive the second most money at $127,150.

To see the full list of school districts, visit mlive.com.

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