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Ironwood district provides information on USDA grants

By RICHARD JENKINS

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IRONWOOD — The Ironwood Area Schools provided information at a special meeting Thursday on several federal grants the district is seeking.

The district applied for a total of four U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development grants last month, according to Ironwood superintendent Travis Powell, but two of the grants are identical. USDA Rural Development will fund up to 55% of any successful applications, with the district paying the remaining costs.

“The way that the grant is set up … they will spend a maximum of $50,000 and that has...