The Ramp Project provides ramps for people with disabilities on a sliding fee scale. Many times this project makes the difference between an individual coming home or living in an institution. The ramps are modular, made of wood, require no footings, and can be temporary or more permanent. Ramps are installed by a project supervisor and community volunteers. This makes them cost effective - about a third of what it costs to have a typical contractor build one.
The Ramp Project
Our Ramp Crew at Work . . .
Building Your Own Ramp
If you can have the ramp built yourself, please download this guide.
Applying for a Ramp
If you live in Northeastern Minnesota and are in need of a ramp, please contact Access North by calling our Hibbing office at:
You can also contact Access North by using the email link below or by emailing us at:
How It Works
- Once you contact Access North, an Independent Living Specialist will make an appointment with you to discuss options such as financing sources and modifications needed to make your home accessible. If a ramp is deemed necessary, our Access Coordinator will do a site visit to determine if a ramp is your best solution.
If your home is "rampable", he will design your ramp.
(If you require something special NOW is the time to let him know).
- The Access Coordinator will give you an estimate for the ramp and get your authorization to put up the ramp. We do require a $150 down payment at this time.
- Once the ramp is completed, Access North will bill you or you may purchase the ramp outright.
- Access North will also work with you to see if there is funding available to offset the cost of the ramp.
The Ramp Project is a multiple year NOD Community Awards Competition winner.