The state is funding $10,000,00 in grant money for schools across Michigan to help support the costs of district consolidation..
With over 51 applications asking to be considered for the money, three northern Michigan schools were chosen.
West Shore Educational Services District is receiving $1,950,844 in grant money for the consolidation of Mason-Lake and Oceana intermediate school districts.
The West Shore ESD received one of the highest amounts of grant money because of the complete consolidation of separate school districts.
Mason County Eastern Schools received $183,226 for their consolidation with Free Soil Community Schools.
Charlevoix and Emmett County ISD are receiving $25,327 for their efforts as well.
The Michigan Department of Education says the grant awards are conditional, pending the submission of revised project budgets approved by the districts.