Michigan State Police Award $25 Million in Grant Funding to Support School Safety

Michigan State Police Award $25 Million in Grant Funding to Support School Safety

The Michigan State Police (MSP) announced March 27 that more than 200 schools and districts will receive $25 million in state grants from the 2019 Competitive School Safety Grant Program.

The Michigan State Police (MSP) announced March 27 that 135 public school districts, 66 non-public schools, 20 public charter schools and nine intermediate school districts/regional education service agencies will receive $25 million in state grants.

The $25 million in funding will come from the 2019 Competitive School Safety Grant Program and fund school safety and security improvements through the purchase of equipment and technology.

“Safety for our children should always be a top priority,” Governor Gretchen Whitmer said. “Every parent should have the peace of mind that their children are receiving an education that allows them to achieve their dreams under the safest possible conditions.”

Grant applications were reviewed by a committee that included representatives from the MSP, Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, Michigan Sheriffs’ Association, Michigan Department of Education, Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools and other school safety professionals.

A total of 366 applications were received, requesting more than $46 million in funding for school security improvements. Priority was given to applicants who had not received school safety grant funds in the past.

A complete list of award recipients can be found here. Grant recipients will have until June 1, 2020, to spend their awarded funding.

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