17 Area Schools, School Districts Awarded School Safety Grants from State

Seventeen area schools and school districts are among the 150 recipients across the state awarded a grant from the Competitive School Safety Grant Program (CSSGP).

The schools will receive $10 million total in state funding.

Grants can be used to purchase 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 Gretchen 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 

The state received 336 eligible applications, 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.”

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.