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Area schools receive safety grants from MSP

Submitted by on November 1, 2018 – 3:36 amNo Comment

The Michigan State Police announced Wednesday that $25 million in school safety grants will be given to schools, Intermediate School Districts, and Regional Education Services Agencies across the state.

Several schools in northern Michigan have been awarded the grant.

Alpena Public Schools will receive just over $91,000 from the program.

Alcona Community Schools was awarded over $247,000.

Other schools benefiting from the grants include Inland Lakes Schools in Indian River, Mio-AuSable Schools, Gaylord Saint Mary Cathedral School, Wolverine Community Schools, Cheboygan Area Schools, Gaylord Community Schools, and the Iosco RESA.

“These grants are part of the proactive approach the state is taking to help prevent tragedies in our schools and provide for the safe learning environment that our kids need and deserve,” said Governor Rick Snyder. “A multifaceted approach is necessary to keep our schools safe and these grants are a component of the comprehensive effort to keep Michigan school children safe.”

The majority of the grants do not require a match, however some of them do including the grants for Cheboygan Area Schools and Gaylord Community Schools.

The complete list of grant recipients can be found at the Michigan State Police website.