Brandywine receives $5,556 grant

Published 5:00 am Friday, April 7, 2006

By Staff
LANSING - State Rep. Neal Nitz today announced Brandywine Community Schools in Niles will receive a $5,556 grant to fund projects protecting students from chemical hazards in Michigan schools.
The grant was awarded by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to ensure schools are being protected from environmental and chemical hazards. Schools receiving the grant money will have the opportunity to encourage waste reduction of school chemicals by removing excess, unused and improperly stored chemicals. The funds will be put toward implementing programs that minimize the use of toxic chemicals and maintain inventory systems.
Brandywine Community Schools can implement programs to create chemical inventories and management plans. Because schools store chemicals for facility purposes, administrators can protect students by using the funding to dispose of any hazardous materials or use it to develop alternatives to store chemicals on site.