Breaking Down the Michigan Budget & Competitive School Safety Grants:


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About this Webinar

The State of Michigan has approved a historic budget for K-12 schools, totaling nearly $20 billion. Funds include $150 million in per-pupil grants to school districts for activities to improve mental health, $25 million for a School Resource Officer grant program, $747.5 million for students considered at risk, $168 million for school safety, and more.

Join our webinar with Dr. Diane Golzynski, Director at the Michigan Department of Education, and Mike Malane, Partner at Midwest Strategy Group, to learn more.

Key Takeaways

  • A breakdown of the budget and how the funds are allocated
  • Details on competitive school safety grants and how to apply
  • The latest School Safety Task Force recommendations
  • Recent and pending legislation

About the Presenters

Diane Golzynski, PhD, RDN, SNS,
Director of the Office of Health & Nutrition Services
Michigan Department of Education

Dr. Golzynski is the Director of the Office of Health and Nutrition Services and the State Child Nutrition Director at the Michigan Department of Education. She is responsible for the USDA child nutrition programs, the USDA Commodity household programs, and the School Health and Safety Programs which includes school safety, mental and behavioral health, youth suicide prevention, bullying prevention, HIV and sex education, nutrition, physical, and health education, and chronic absenteeism.

Mike Malane,
Midwest Strategy Group

Mike Malane is a Partner at Midwest Strategy Group. Prior to that, Mike served as Chief of Staff in the Michigan Senate where he managed and assisted several campaigns for public office. Mike has also served in multiple local government roles, including as a local school board member and planning commission member. H holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan-Dearborn where he graduated with High Distinction.

Get the latest info on the Michigan state budget and competitive school safety grants.