PORTVILLE, NY -- Portville Central School will receive a $146,368 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission for its STEAM Envisioneering Center. The funds will help students develop their abilities in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

“This grant is a win for over 1,000 students and community members who will have the opportunity to develop key skills that are vital in today’s workforce,” said U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, who announced the funding.

According to a news release issued by Reed’s office, the Envisioneering Center will be developed in partnership with Case Western Reserve University and will give students and community members the opportunity to develop technological competencies in the operation of specialized high tech equipment.

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Reed’s office provided a letter in support of the grant that was included in Portville Central School’s request to the ARC.

The Appalachian Regional Commission is a regional economic development agency that represents a partnership of federal, state, and local government. Established by an act of Congress in 1965, it is composed of the governors of the 13 Appalachian states and a federal co-chair.