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State announces grants to help prevent campus sexual assault

Aug 5, 2015

Gov. Rick Snyder, Michigan First Lady Sue Snyder, and sexual assault survivors at a summit on campus sexual assault in June.
Credit Jake Neher / MPRN

The state is asking colleges and universities to submit proposals to help prevent campus sexual assaults. It will award $500,000 in grants to help fund programs that are approved.

First Lady Sue Snyder is leading the effort. She detailed the grant process during a press call on Wednesday.

“The grants will be rewarded to schools with innovative, different, and forward-thinking project proposals who also showcase the spirit of collaboration in their project proposals,” said Snyder.

“As a state, we have the best chance of bringing an end to sexual assault if we all work together. We need to keep talking, keep pushing boundaries, and keep this issue at the forefront of our conversation.”

Colleges and universities have until October 1 to submit grant applicants.

You can read more about the program here.