Schools Getting Help with Free Lunch Programs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Michigan schools in low-income areas are splitting up $2.5 million from the federal stimulus program to buy cafeteria equipment to improve their lunch programs.
The grants announced Thursday goes to 167 schools in more than 100 school districts statewide.
Three of the schools are in Jackson: McCulloch, TA Wilson and Northeast Emelemtary,
Four Ingham County charter schools are also getting money: El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz Academy, Mid-Michigan Leadership Academy, Capital Area Academy and New Center Academy.
The final local grants are going to the Ingham County Youth Center, Highfields Inc. and Cotton Correctional Facility in Jackson County.
Benton Harbor High School is to receive the largest of the grants at $52,000. Most of the grants are for $25,000 or less and several are under $10,000.
A school qualifies for the stimulus money if at least half of its students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
More than 60 of the schools listed Thursday are in Wayne County, including 10 from the Detroit Public Schools.


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