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Detroit Public Schools is one of three Michigan districts to be awarded federal grant funds to improve student safety.

The state’s largest student is getting $705,797 in School Climate Transformation money from the U.S. Department of Education. Other Michigan districts receiving grants under the program are the Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker Schools in Pigeon, $361,303, and the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, $442,125.

The initiative is one of four grant programs aimed at making schools safer, reducing gun violence and increasing mental health services. All told, the Department of Education is awarding more than $70 million in 38 states.

School Climate Transformation grants “will be used to develop, enhance, or expand systems of support for implementing evidence-based, multi-tiered behavioral frameworks for improving behavioral outcomes and learning conditions for students,” the Department of Education said in a statement.

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