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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies – today announced a $943,163 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants program to provide educational opportunities for students in Woodson, Franklin, Neosho and Allen counties and Platte County, Missouri.

 “These federal resources will help create new learning opportunities for students in rural Kansas to pursue careers in STEM fields and then invest those skills and talents back into their communities, helping meet the workforce demand in southeast Kansas,” said Sen. Moran

This grant will extend science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) classes to underserved areas in rural Southeast Kansas and will enable Neosho County Community College to create new STEM distance learning capabilities to serve surrounding rural areas.