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Whitmer Announces Schools to Receive Funds for School Safety Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 3, 2022

Contact: Press@michigan.gov

 

Gov. Whitmer Announces 150 Schools to Receive $10 Million in Total for School Safety Grants to Keep Students Safe in Classrooms

LANSING, Mich. -- Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that 150 awards were made to 57 local school districts, 14 intermediate school districts, 40 nonpublic schools, and 39 public school academies for $10 million in state funding from the Competitive School Safety Grant Program (CSSGP). These grants will go toward the purchase of equipment and/or technology to improve the safety and security of school buildings, students, and staff.  

“Michigan’s students and educators deserve to feel safe in school,” said Governor Whitmer. “I’m proud that this state-funded grant program helps schools make improvements to help keep students and educators safe by funding more secure learning environments. In my budget proposal for next school year, I’ve proposed $66 million in school safety grants, which is equal to the total amount distributed since 2015. With this historic proposal and my larger education budget, which includes resources to improve every kid’s in-class experience, build and renovate school facilities, and retain and recruit more teachers, we will invest in every school and every district across Michigan.”

Grantee

City

Total Award

Algoma Christian School

Kent City

$ 47,213

Allendale Christian School

Allendale

$ 7,911

American Montessori Academy

Livonia

$ 50,000

Arbor Preparatory High School

Saline

$ 9,954

Atlanta Community Schools

Atlanta

$ 24,000

Auburn Area Catholic School

Auburn

$ 41,163

Branch Intermediate School District

Coldwater

$ 112,438

Breitung Township Schools

Kingsford

$ 39,870

Brown City Community Schools

Brown City

$ 20,438

Byron Center Charter School

Byron Center

$ 42,993

Canton Preparatory High School

Canton

$ 10,500

Capac Community Schools

Capac

$ 100,000

Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools

Flint

$ 250,000

Caro Community Schools

Caro

$ 188,651

Cass City Public Schools

Cass City

$ 100,000

Cedar Springs Public Schools

Cedar Springs

$ 99,000

Charlevoix Montessori Academy for the Arts

Charlevoix

$ 18,238

Charlotte Public Schools

Charlotte

$ 220,000

Christ The King Lutheran School

Sebewaing

$46,089

Cole Academy

East Lansing

$ 61,184

Comstock Park Public Schools

Comstock Park

$ 30,000

Concord Academy Boyne

Boyne City

$ 42,650

C.O.O.R. Intermediate School District

Roscommon

$ 50,000

Copper Island Academy

Calumet

$ 35,000

Cornerstone - Jefferson Douglass Academy

Royal Oak

$ 50,000

Delta-Schoolcraft ISD

Escanaba

$ 37,613

Detroit Country Day Upper School

Beverly Hills

$ 18,120

Detroit Leadership Academy

Detroit

$ 6,150

Distinctive College Prep

Harper Woods

$ 22,000

Divine Providence Academy at St Joseph’s Church

Ravenna

$ 10,034

Eagle Creek Academy

Oakland Charter Township

$ 67,638

East Intermediate School

Lansing

$ 50,000

East Jordan Public Schools

East Jordan

$ 120,000

East Shore Leadership Academy

Port Huron

$ 41,738

Eaton RESA

Charlotte

$ 50,000

Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Lakers

Pigeon

$ 50,000

Evart Public Schools

Evart

$ 91,000

Faith Community Christian School

Belding

$ 8,470

Fennville Public Schools

Fennville

$ 164,052

Flextech High School Brighton

Brighton

$ 42,588

Fraser Public Schools

Fraser

$ 250,000

Genesee Stem Academy

Southfield

$ 50,000

God's Lighthouse Academy

Lambertville

$ 27,013

Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District

Bergland

$ 50,000

Grand Rapids Christian Schools

Grand Rapids

$ 66,410

Grand River Preparatory High School

Redford

$ 9,512

Grandville Calvin Christian Schools

Grandville

$ 100,000

Greater Heights Academy

Flint

$ 14,000

Gwinn Area Community Schools

Gwinn

$150,000

Hackett Catholic Prep High School

Kalamazoo

$ 45,238

Hadi Educational Institute

Dearborn Heights

$ 49,738

Harrison Community Schools

Harrison

$ 15,792

Heritage Christian School of Cadillac

Cadillac

$ 50,000

Heritage Southwest Intermediate School District

Cassopolis

$ 46,730

Hillman Community Schools

Hillman

$ 54,000

Hillsdale County Intermediate School District

Hillsdale

$70,133

Hillsdale Preparatory School

Hillsdale

$ 50,000

Holy Name Catholic School / Holy Name High School a Chesterton Academy

Escanaba

$ 23,965

Holy Spirit Central (Catholic) School

Norway

$ 24,000

Holy Spirit School

Grand Rapids

$ 49,025

Hope Academy of West Michigan

Grand Rapids

$ 28,664

Houghton-Portage Township Schools

Houghton

$ 25,238

Ingham Intermediate School District

Mason

$50,000

International Academy of Flint

Flint

$ 48,738

Iron Mountain Public Schools

Iron Mountain

$ 250,000

Jenison Public Schools

Jenison

$ 250,000

Kent Intermediate School District

Grand Rapids

$ 50,000

Lake Linden-Hubbell Elementary/High School

Lake Linden

$ 62,238

Lake Michigan Catholic Schools

St. Joseph

$ 77,000

Lake Orion Community Schools

Lake Orion

$ 152,238

Lake Shore Public Schools

St. Clair Shores

$ 250,000

Lakeview School District

Battle Creek

$ 105,000

L'anse Creuse Public Schools

Clinton Township

$ 249,865

Lapeer County Intermediate School District

Lapeer

$ 25,000

Leland Public School

Leland

$ 12,600

Lenawee Intermediate School District

Adrian

$ 100,000

Light of The World Academy

Pinckney

$ 43,500

Lincoln Consolidated School District

Ypsilanti

$ 30,000

Lincoln King Academy Grove

Royal Oak

$ 45,538

Lincoln King Academy Southfield

Royal Oak

$ 39,732

Lutheran High Westland

Westland

$ 34,988

Madison Carver Academy

Royal Oak

$ 27,361

Maple Valley Schools

Vermontville

$ 100,000

Memphis Community Schools

Memphis

$ 100,000

Merritt Academy

New Haven

$ 41,645

Mid Peninsula School District

Rock

$ 40,000

Mid-Michigan Leadership Academy

Lansing

$ 50,000

Moline Christian School

Moline

$ 50,000

Momentum Academy

Waterford Township

$ 9,200

Monroe County ISD

Monroe

$ 50,000

Montabella Community Schools

Blanchard

$ 75,000

Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System

Muskegon Heights

$ 96,832

New Dawn Academy of Warren

Southfield

$50,000

New Haven Community Schools

New Haven

$ 136,230

Nextech High School

Grand Rapids

$ 25,000

Nextech High School of Lansing

Okemos

$ 23,900

North Huron Schools

Kinde

$ 50,000

Northwest Education Services

Traverse City

$ 50,000

Nottawa Community School District

Sturgis

$ 50,000

Oakland Flextech High School

Farmington Hills

$ 13,500

Oholei Yosef Yitzchak Lubavitch

Oak Park

$ 16,000

Oscoda Area Schools

Oscoda

$ 80,336

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish School

Plymouth

$ 7,045

Pam's Academy of Champions

Lansing

$ 825

Pansophia Academy

Coldwater

$ 20,238

Pinconning Area School District

Pinconning

$ 16,238

Plymouth Christian School

Grand Rapids

$ 50,000

Port Huron Area School District

Port Huron

$ 250,000

Rapid River Public Schools

Rapid River

$ 28,284

Regina High School

Warren

$ 50,000

Renaissance Public School Academy

Mt. Pleasant

$ 24,940

River City Scholars Charter Academy

Kentwood

$25,799

Romulus School District

Romulus

$ 55,116

Roscommon Area Public Schools

Roscommon

$ 147,300

Saginaw Preparatory Academy

Saginaw

$ 34,968

Saline Area Schools

Saline

$ 245,584

Sault Ste. Marie Area Public Schools

Sault Ste Marie

$ 250,000

Shiawassee Regional Educational Service District

Owosso

$ 26,738

South Olive Christian School

Holland

$ 50,000

St Peters Lutheran School

Columbus

$ 43,500

St. Charles Community School District

St. Charles

$ 65,238

St. Fabian Catholic School

Farmington Hills

$ 14,688

St. Ignatius School

Rogers City

$ 45,581

St. Mary Catholic School

Pinckney

$ 2,500

St. Mary Catholic School - Paw Paw

Paw Paw

$ 13,280

St. Mary's Assumption School

Bronson

$ 42,238

St. Mary's School

Spring Lake

$ 11,691

St. Patrick School

Ada

$ 50,000

St. Peter Lutheran School

DeWitt

$ 15,236

St. Stanislaus School

Dorr

$ 19,705

Star International Academy

Dearborn Heights

$ 112,238

Sturgis Public Schools

Sturgis

$ 71,350

Summerfield School District

Petersburg

$ 100,000

Superior Central Schools

Eben Junction

$ 34,238

The Greenspire School - Middle School

Traverse City

$ 37,000

The Montessori School Rochester

Rochester Hills

$ 47,270

Traverse City Area Public Schools

Traverse City

$ 250,000

Union City Community Schools

Union City

$ 150,000

Unionville Sebewaing Area School District

Sebewaing

$ 10,000

University Liggett School

Grosse Pointe Woods

$ 26,088

Walkerville Public Schools

Walkerville

$ 43,655

Washington Parks Academy

Royal Oak

$ 50,000

Wellspring Preparatory Academy

Grand Rapids

$ 7,460

West Bloomfield School District

West Bloomfield

$ 78,000

West Side Christian School

Grand Rapids

$ 50,000

Westwood Community School District

Dearborn Heights

$ 74,622

Whitmore Lake Public Schools

Whitmore Lake

$ 126,455

Yale Public Schools

Yale

$ 102,298

Yeshivas Darchei Torah

Southfield

$ 35,000

Ypsilanti Community Schools

Ypsilanti

$ 250,000

A total of 336 eligible applications were received, requesting approximately $35 million in funding. Grant applications were reviewed by a committee that included representatives from the Michigan State Police (MSP), Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police, Michigan Sheriffs’ Association, Michigan Department of Education, Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools, Michigan Emergency Management Association, charter schools and school security personnel. Grant recipients have until July 1, 2023, to spend their awards

“These grant awards will provide the resources needed by many schools throughout our state to ensure students have a safe learning environment,” said MSP Director Col. Joe Gasper. “The review committee gave priority to proposals that sought to secure exterior access points at school buildings, as it is considered one of the best and most cost-effective ways to improve safety and security.” 

“This is an excellent step forward in providing resources to assist Districts with the challenges of funding and implementing enhanced school safety protocols,” said Robert Dwan, Deputy Executive Director, Michigan Schools Business Officials.

“Schools should be safe havens for all those who walk their halls and learn in their classrooms,” Dr.  Tina Kerr, Executive Director, Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators (MASA). “These dollars are essential to helping ensure that students and staff across the state are safe. We are happy to see so many Michigan districts receiving grants and hope to see even more districts able to access these important supports in the future.”

The CSSGP is administered by the Office of School Safety within the MSP Grants and Community Services Division. With this year’s awards, over $66 million in school safety funding has been awarded to schools and school districts since 2015.

In February of this year, Governor Whitmer released her fourth executive budget recommendation that puts Michiganders first and delivers on the issues that matter most to Michigan families. The governor’s $18.4 billion investment in education, the most in Michigan history, includes $66 million for School Safety Programs. These investments build off existing school safety grant opportunities for districts by increasing funding to $51 million. In addition, the budget recommends $15 million for the implementation of cross-sector approaches to prevent mass violence through partnerships between schools, public safety, mental health professionals, and communities.

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