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FEDERAL GRANTS ANNOUNCEMENT

October 6, 2017
Federal Grant Announcements

Periodically, Rep. John Lewis is notified that organizations within the 5th Congressional District have been selected to receive a variety of federal grants.  This federal grants announcement will advise press and constituents of these notifications.  This announcement details about $57,577,850 in federal grants coming to the 5th Congressional District.

What is the funding process for federal grants?

There are two basic ways the federal government awards funds, through mandatory funding or discretionary funding.  Members of Congress vote on “authorizing” legislation that funds the mandatory commitments of the federal government for programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, unemployment insurance and SNAP.  Also every year, levels of discretionary funding are determined during the Congressional appropriations process.  Rep. Lewis and all other members of Congress work to ensure that federal programs which provide key services within their districts are funded at levels requested by local government authorities and constituents they represent.   

The federal grants announced by this release fall mainly in the discretionary category.  The money appropriated by Congress is sent to the federal agencies, such as the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) or of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which then disburse it directly to the states and local governmentsSometimes federal agencies issue requests for proposals which place states, cities, and local organizations in competition with others around the country for the opportunity to gain federal support for a local project.  This is where the efficacy of city and state organizations are tested to determine whether they can compete effectively to receive those funds. Rep. Lewis often meets with and advises city, state or local agencies to help them strategize effective methods of engaging the federal agencies throughout the grant process.

Pell Grants, Byrne Justice Assistance, veterans’ services, LIHEAP home heating support, early education, COPS, YouthBuild, Jobs Corps, the CDC, minority health programs, TIGER, critical disease research initiatives, tenant and fair housing assistance all stem from Congressional discretionary funding.  Recent successful discretionary grant efforts from the 5th Congressional District of Georgia include the Atlanta Streetcar, the Multimodal Passenger Terminal, the Atlanta BeltLine, and the UTC.  Through his District Office, Rep. Lewis offers grants assistance and workshops to explain the federal grants process.  Please call 404-659-0116 if you are interested in participating in one of these workshops

Following is the list of the most recently granted federal funds to the 5th Congressional District. If you are seeking more information about any one of these federal grants, please consult the granting information for more details on their selection process. Grants over $500,000 are highlighted.

This is to inform you that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the National Science Foundation, The National Institute of Standards and Technology, The National Endowment for the Humanities, The Department of Education, The Department of Energy, The Department of Transportation, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, The Corporation for National and Community Service, The Environmental Protection Agency, and The Department of Agriculture will be announcing the following grant award(s) to recipient(s) within your Congressional district and state

 

Grant Notifications

 

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: In search of an ethno-culturally appropriate approach for the early identification of Cognitive Impairment in African Americans

Amount: $117,000

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:186378

             

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Adults: Health and Neurobehavior

Amount: $265,818

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:187232

 

Recipient: The Morehouse School of Medicine, Inc

Grant Project Title: Replicating Evidence Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs to Scale in Communities with the Greatest Need (Tier 1B)

Amount: $1,249,999

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:186864

 

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Using DNA/MVA/protein immunization of rhesus macaques to investigate how the background of the HIV-1 envelope and nature of the protein boost shape the genetic and functional antibody landscape

Amount: $1,231,309

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:185564

 

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Defects in junctional adhesion molecule-A and Intestinal Permeability: Identification of Novel Mechanisms Driving Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis

Amount: $470,998

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:185581

 

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Recruitment principles and injury-induced plasticity in thoracic paravertebral sympathetic postganglionic neurons

Amount: $341,250

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:184939

 

Recipient: Georgia State University

Grant Project Title: Novel Therapeutic Approaches For Treatment of Intestinal Inflammation

Amount: $340,875

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:184596

 

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Regulation of lung TRM maintenance and the decline of pulmonary cellular immunity

Amount: $390,000

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:184655

Recipient: Georgia Department of Public Health

Grant Project Title: Maternal and Child Health Services

Amount: $1,719,680

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:184631

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Pancreaspalooza- Pediatric Pancreatic Disorders: Where do we stand in 2017?

Amount: $15,000

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:184169

 

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to the HHS Press office at (202) 690-6343.

 

 

 

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs and Spokes Workshop

Amount: $33,138

Additional Details: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1736154

             

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Simultaneous Physical Field Reconstruction and Property Identification Using Multi-Target Sensing Methods for Metal Additive-Manufacturing and Thin-Walled Machining

Amount: $299,929

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1662700

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Safe, Resilient and Efficient Operation of Autonomous Aerial and Ground Vehicles

Amount: $396,512

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1662542

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Mechanics of Materials: Facilitating a Hands-On Learning Experience with 3D Printing

Amount: $299,163

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1710950

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Collaborative Research: Constraining the flux of magma and magmatic CO2 during early-stage rifting in East Africa

Amount: $67,134

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1654557    

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: USENIX Security Symposium '17 Vancouver

Amount: $25,000

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1743942    

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: GOALI: Dynamics of Reacting Jets in Cross-Flow

Amount: $270,000

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1705649

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: IUSE/PFE:RED: Transforming for inclusion: fostering belonging and uniqueness in engineering education and practice

Amount: $1,999,971

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1730262

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Magneto-optoelectronic response in 2D atomic-layered materials

Amount: $320,418

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1710302    

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: CSR: Medium: Collaborative Research: Scale-Out Near-Data Acceleration of Machine Learning

Amount: $500,000

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1703812   

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Collaborative Research: CyberTraining: CDL: Preparing Instructors to Offer Experimental Courses in an Updated PDC Curriculum, and Broadening Participation

Amount: $19,922

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1727556   

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: NSF Engineering Research Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT)

Amount: $19,749,999

Additional Details: This award has a start date of October 1, 2017 and end date of September 30, 2022 (Estimated)

 https://nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1648035&HistoricalAwards=false   

 

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to NSF’s Office of Legislative and Public Affairs at (703) 292-8070.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Standardizing Botnet Enumeration

Amount: $155,744

Additional Details:  Standardizing Botnet Enumeration - Through the award, the recipient aims to assess the impact of various security measures and scientific means to measure the botnet phenomenon.  To assess the impact of various security measures and scientific means to measure the botnet phenomenon. This program will solve two important problems. 1. The first is how to systemically measure the population of botnets. 2. The second involves the periodic exposure of a dataset that researchers can use to study the lifetime of botnets and validate measurement methodology.

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Grant Project Title: Quantitative assessment of Atlantic sturgeon spawning runs in the Altamaha River, GA

Amount: $179,710

Additional Details: Although previous work on Atlantic Sturgeon (ATS) recruitment has provided important new baseline information regarding current recruitment rates in GA rivers, critical information gaps regarding the recovery status of these populations still remain because (1) historic information on population abundance for juveniles is completely lacking; and (2) quantified estimates of the adult runs have not been attempted for any system other than the Altamaha (Peterson et al. 2008). The unifying goal of the proposed project is to develop, evaluate, and implement a practical and reliable methodology for quantifying adult spawning runs of ATS in GA and other large coastal rivers.   Specifically, we propose to use a combination of side-scan sonar and acoustic telemetry to quantify the annual spawning runs in the Altamaha River, GA. Secondary objectives will include the documentation, description, and mapping of specific spawning habitats in upper Altamaha system, including both the Oconee and Ocmulgee tributaries where putative spawning runs have only recently been identified (Ingram and Peterson, in press).  The specific project objectives of this proposal are (1) to quantify annual spawning runs of ATS in the Upper Altamaha (including both major tributaries); (2) to document ATS spawning at specific sites and then, to describe key habitat conditions at those sites; and (3) Quantify annual recruitment of ATS in the Altamaha 18 months after each spawning run assessment to quantitatively examine the relationship between spawner abundance and annual recruitment; (4) to evaluate genetic structure of the adult spawners and the juvenile cohorts produced from those spawners, as a direct measure of the of variation in individual reproductive output within each spawning cycle. Completion of the proposed study objectives will specifically address 4 of the 7 research priorities identified in the NMFS Atlantic Sturgeon Status Review 2007

 

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to NIST’s General Grants Information line at (301) 975-4714.

 

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Grant Recipient: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Courting Liberty: Slavery and Equality Under the Constitution, 1770-1870

Amount: $141,073

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Communism and American Life

Amount: $113,535

 

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to NEH’s Congressional Affairs line at (202) 208-7122.

Department of Education (ED)

Grant Recipient: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) Program

Amount: $580,893

Additional Details: The purpose of the SEED program is to increase the number of highly effective educators by supporting the implementation of evidence-based practices related to the preparation, development, or enhancement of educators.

Grant Recipient: University of Georgia

Grant Project Title: Educational Materials in Accessible Formats for Students with Visual Impairments and Other Print Disabilities

Amount: $186,481

Additional Details: The Personnel Preparation program assists States in meeting their responsibility for providing personnel to serve children with disabilities.  The program supports competitive awards to:  (1) help address State-identified needs for qualified personnel in special education, related services, early intervention, and regular education to work with children with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the skills and knowledge that are needed to serve children with disabilities, and that such skills and knowledge are derived from practices determined to be successful through research and experience. Program funds support projects in a variety of areas, including leadership personnel and personnel to serve children with low- and high-incidence disabilities.  The program also supports projects of national significance that address personnel issues with broad applicability.

Grant Recipient: Clayton County Public Schools

Grant Project Title: Professional Development for Arts Educators

Amount: $255,873

Additional Details: This program awards grants to support the implementation of high-quality model professional development programs in elementary and secondary education for music, dance, drama, media arts, or visual arts, including folk arts, for educators and other arts instructional staff of kindergarten through grade 12 students in high-poverty schools.

Grant Recipient: Georgia Department of Education

Grant Project Title: Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Programs

Amount: $20,526,600

Additional Details: Purpose of the Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy Grant Program is to advance literacy skills, including pre-literacy skills, reading, and writing, for students from birth through grade 12, including limited-English-proficient students and students with disabilities.  Funds will support State subgrants to local education agencies or other eligible entities for said purpose.

Grant Recipient: Georgia Department of Education

Grant Project Title: State Personnel Development Grants Program

Amount: $1,397,294

Additional Details: The purpose of this program, authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), is to assist State educational agencies (SEAs) in reforming and improving their systems for personnel preparation and professional development in early intervention, educational, and transition services in order to improve results for children with disabilities.

Grant Recipient: Southeastern Assn. of Educ. Opportunity Prog. Personnel

Grant Project Title: Upward Bound Program

Amount: $263,937

Additional Details: The Federal TRIO Programs (TRIO) are Federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRIO includes eight programs targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs. TRIO also includes a training program for directors and staff of TRIO projects.

Grant Recipient: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Equipping Schools, Communities, & Universities for Excellence in Lang. Acquisition

Amount: $532,935

Additional Details: ESCUELA will create durable structures for increasing the number of licensed early learning teachers in EL-serving DLI classrooms using a culturally and linguistically relevant approach. Major project activities include supporting pathways for bilingual community members to become teachers, DLI licensure programs, and ongoing support for current DLI teachers including the development of a MA concentration in Family and Community Engagement.

Grant Recipient: Morehouse College

Grant Project Title: Upward Bound Math & Science Program

Amount: $277,134

Additional Details: The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the math and science profession.

Grant Recipient: Morehouse College

Grant Project Title: Upward Bound Math & Science Program

Amount: $344,703

Additional Details: The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the math and science profession.

Grant Recipient: Morehouse College

Grant Project Title: Upward Bound Math & Science Program

Amount: $263,938

Additional Details: The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the math and science profession.

Grant Recipient: Georgia State University

Grant Project Title: Upward Bound Math & Science Program

Amount: $277,134

Additional Details: The Upward Bound Math and Science program is designed to strengthen the math and science skills of participating students. The goal of the program is to help students recognize and develop their potential to excel in math and science and to encourage them to pursue postsecondary degrees in math and science, and ultimately careers in the math and science profession.

 

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to the Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs division of the ED at (202) 401-0020.

 

Department of Energy (DOE)

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Highly Active and Contaminant-Tolerant Cathodes for Durable Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

Amount: $300,000

Additional Details: This project will focus on the development of highly oxidation-tolerant anodes to reduce reoxidation caused by undesired fuel disruption, depletion, or gas leakage in SOFCs. The ultimate goal of this work is to establish a scientific basis for rational design of durable, high-performance anodes with robust oxidation tolerance.

 

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs division of the DOE at (202) 586-5450.

 

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Grant Recipient: Georgia Public Service Commission

Grant Project Title: PHMSA FY 2017 State Base Pipeline Safety Grants

Amount: $1,208,762

Additional Details: PHMSA State Base Grants program supports State pipeline safety programs by reimbursing them a portion of each State's total program expenses for a given calendar year based on their performance. The grant awards are based on each State's estimated program cost for CY 2017 and each State's most recent performance scores. The FY 2017 grant award is PHMSA' s commitment to States to pay a portion of their CY 2017 State program costs, and supports States by obtaining budget commitments for continuing their pipeline safety programs. States will receive the full payment of their FY 2017 award in May of 2018 based on their actual expenses for CY 2017, and if they receive a waiver of the MOE. If a State requests a mid-year payment, PHMSA will reimburse the first half of the State's CY 2017 program costs once the grant is approved-based on the State's actual expenses.

 

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to DOT’s Office of Governmental Affairs at (202) 366-4573.

 

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Revisiting R.A.C.E.: Leveraging Archival Resources for the Purpose of Reducing AIDS through Community Education

Amount: $112,919

Additional Details: The Rose Library at Emory University will partner with the Equality Foundation of Georgia, Inc., the Emory University Centers for AIDS research, and the Southern Christian Leadership Coalition Women's Organizational Movement for Equality Now (SCLC/W.O.M.E.N.) on a community-based project to address the rise in rates of HIV/AIDS in metropolitan Atlanta. The project team will activate the connections among the medical, academic, social service, religious, advocacy, and artistic communities currently combating the HIV/AIDS epidemic. They will develop a framework by which cultural institutions can deploy their resources to educate and empower communities; serve as a bridge between past efforts and current advocacy; and connect the diverse stories of divergent groups. The project will enhance awareness of the spread of HIV/AIDS in Atlanta, including the historical and societal reasons for disparities in testing, diagnosis, and care. The project will highlight to service groups the benefits of collaborating with libraries and museums as resources to address community needs and contemporary issues.

 

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to IMLS’ Office of Congressional Affairs at (202) 653-4787.

 

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

Grant Recipient: Georgia Council on Substance Abuse

Grant Project Title: AmeriCorps VISTA members

Amount: $62,361

Additional Details: The mission of the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (GCSA) is to reduce the impact of substance abuse in Georgia’s communities through education, advocacy and training. GCSA’s AmeriCorps VISTA project will implement a volunteer program that serves people in recovery from substance use disorder or mental health challenges. AmeriCorps VISTA members will contribute to the project by fundraising, building community partnerships, and reducing the stigma associated with substance use disorder through a coordinated social media and outreach campaign. This project is expected to benefit thousands of people across the state.

 

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to CNCS’ Office of Government Relations at (202) 606-6867.

 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Pollution Prevention Incentives States

Amount: $23,709

Additional Details: This action provides funding to Georgia Tech Research Corporation for a project that will focus on pollution prevention assessments and training to reach green principles to achieve process improvements and enhance environmental performance through energy efficiency and improved resource utilization to further sustainability.

 

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to EPA’s Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at (202) 564-4108.

 

Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Grant Recipient: Atlanta Community Food Bank

Grant Project Title: Georgia Food Oasis Atlanta-Fresh Pass Program

Amount: $250,000

Additional Details: Georgia Food Oasis Atlanta-Fresh Pass Program provides SNAP incentives on fresh fruits and vegetables at markets and retail locations.

 

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to NIFA’s Office of Congressional Affairs at (202) 720-8187.

 

 

 

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