According to Iraq Weekly Report, USAID is planning a grants program to replace mud schools with concrete facilities. Initially, two communities in each Directorate of Education pledging the most participation will receive grants, with additional communities receiving grants as funding permits. Local directorates selected the schools for participation, choosing schools with the highest number of children. While most mud schools are primary schools, some are secondary and some are mixed.
The new schools will feature six classrooms and will cost between $60,000 and $75,000 each. There are more than 900 mud schools throughout Iraq, each educating about 100-150 students.