MacDonald applauds local schools receiving safety grants

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael D. MacDonald on Monday congratulated Macomb County schools recently awarded state grants to make important safety improvements.

“Safe schools provide children with positive learning environments that engage them and foster academic success,” said MacDonald, R-Macomb Township. “To ensure the safety of all Michigan students, the state is investing $50 million into helping schools make critical safety improvements, and I applaud the 14 Macomb County schools, districts and education agencies that were recently awarded grants to help protect our students.”

In 2018, the state invested a total of $50 million into the Competitive School Safety Grant Program to help improve the safety and security of school buildings through the purchase of technology and equipment as well as through school building safety assessments.

The Michigan State Police (MSP) last year awarded $25 million in grants from the program, and the MSP recently awarded another $25 million in grants.

The schools and education agencies in the 10th Senate District awarded grants last week are:
• Chippewa Valley Schools, Clinton Township — $48,179
• Macomb Intermediate School District, Clinton Township — $97,199
• Huron Academy, Sterling Heights — $43,357
• Trinity Lutheran School, Clinton Township — $48,770

A complete list of recipients is available at Click on the “General Grants School Safety” box.

According to the MSP, 366 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.