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Iron Range School Collaboration: Bricks & Mortar

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Iron Range School Collaboration Bricks & Mortar grants support regional multi-district collaborative initiatives that result in increased availability and access to high quality education and training for students, teachers and communities. 

Contact: Whitney Ridlon, 218-735-3004,

Eligible applicants: A collaboration of two or more school districts that leads to consolidation within the agency's service area may be eligible for the needs of new collaborative activities and improved curriculum opportunities for students by building new facilities, renovating existing facilities and/or bond payments as described by legislation. A stable or growing school district within the agency's service area may be eligible for demolition and/or infrastructure costs. 

  • All funding is capped at 55% from this fund and 45% from local contributions based upon approval of a referendum.
Date Approved School District Amount Awarded
02/22/2016 St. Louis County ISD 2142 $28,000,000
10/26/2017 Mesabi East ISD 2711 $5,000,000
10/26/2017 Mountain Iron-Buhl ISD 712 $31,184,000
01/24/2018 Grand Rapids ISD 318 $4,700,000
02/22/2019 Rock Ridge ISD 2909 $98,000,000
03/18/2020 Ely ISD 696 $7,000,000
Total as of 07/01/2020 $173,884,000


Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation works to improve economic opportunities for diversity and inclusion within our service area.

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