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Iron Range School Collaboration: Innovative Academic Programming

Innovative Academic Color

The Iron Range School Collaboration Innovative Academic Programming grant program supports 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, Whitney.Ridlon@state.mn.us

Eligible applicants: A collaboration between two or more school districts within the agency's service area. Individual districts partnering with a Northeast Higher Education District college are also eligible.   

  • Eligible projects are a collaboration between two or more school districts within the agency’s service area. 
  • Funding is available for increased curriculum opportunities, collaborative programming, technology, career pathways, and staff development that lead to enhanced educational opportunities for students.
 
Date Approved School District Amount Awarded
02/22/2016 Cook & Aitkin County – ISD OO1 & 116 Applied Learning Institute (ALI) Expansion $333,000
02/22/2016 Grand Rapids – ISD 318 West Range Career Pathways $2,505,000
02/22/2016 Education Innovation Partners Innovative Cooperative Center No. 6091-50 School District Technology Upgrades $2,000,000
08/23/2018 Chisholm – ISD 695 Connected Classroom $700,000
08/23/2018 Mountain Iron Buhl – ISD 712 Collaborative Chinese Language Course $21,921
06/07/2019 Chisholm – ISD 695 Multi-District Summer Program $350,000
12/19/2019 Education Innovation Partners Innovative Cooperative Center No. 6091-50 Telemedicine Project $247,825
Total as of 07/01/2020 $6,157,746


FY22 Iron Range School Collaboration: Innovative Academic Programming grant guidelines

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

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