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Federal Grants Announcement

July 19, 2018
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 $28,924,537 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 National Cancer Institute, the Administration for Community Living, the Administration for Children and Families, the National Institutes of Health, the Health Resources and Services Administration, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Science Foundation will be announcing the following grant award(s) to recipient(s) within your Congressional district and state

 

Grant Notifications

National Cancer Institute

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Informatics Tools for Quantitative Digital Pathology Profiling and Integrated Prognostic Modeling

Amount: $467,872

Additional Details: https://itcr.cancer.gov/about-itcr/funded-projects

 

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Modulation of death receptor 4 in EGFR-targeted cancer therapy

Amount: $366,875

Additional Details: https://itcr.cancer.gov/about-itcr/funded-projects

 

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to NCI’s Office of Government and Congressional Relations (OGCR) at (240) 781-3410

 

Administration for Community Living / AOD - Administration on Disabilities

Grant Recipient: Georgia Department of Public Health

Grant Project Title: Traumatic Brain Injury State Partnership Program Partner State Funding Opportunity

Amount: $149,861

Additional Details: https://www.acl.gov/news-and-events/acl-blog/new-grants-announced-traumatic-brain-injury-state-partnership-program

 

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to The Administration for Community Living at (202) 401-4634

 

Administration for Children and Families / Office of Head Start

Grant Recipient: Clayton County Community Services Authority, Inc

Grant Project Title: Head Start

Amount: $1,258,994

Additional Details: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ecd/early-learning/ehs-cc-partnerships/grant-awardees

 

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to the ACF’s Office of Legislative Affairs and Budget at (202) 401-9223

 

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Inhibition of viral entry by interferon-induced proteins

Amount: $415,302

Additional Details: https://www.niaid.nih.gov/grants-contracts/opportunities

 

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: EpiModel 2.0: Integrated Network Models for HIV/STI Prevention Science

Amount: $799,074

Additional Details: https://www.niaid.nih.gov/grants-contracts/opportunities

 

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Human B cell responses to a live attenuated cholera vaccine

Amount: $390,000

Additional Details: https://www.niaid.nih.gov/grants-contracts/opportunities

 

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: A systematic analysis of alcohol-induced cardiotoxicity in human pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes

Amount: $234,956

Additional Details: https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/funding-opportunities

 

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Grant Recipient: Georgia State University

Grant Project Title: The Role of Adipocyte Lipolysis in Thermoregulation

Amount: $452,333

Additional Details: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/research-funding/current-opportunities

 

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Ileal Bile Acid Transporter Metabolism and Regulation

Amount: $488,021

Additional Details: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/research-funding/current-opportunities

 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Grant Recipient: Georgia Institute of Technology

Grant Project Title: Noninvasive VNS for Neuromotor Adaptations

Amount: $70,962

Additional Details: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Funding

 

National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research

Grant Recipient: Georgia Institute of Technology

Grant Project Title: Metabolite sensing in a polymicrobial infection

Amount: $364,720

Additional Details: https://www.nidcr.nih.gov/grants-funding

 

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Grant Recipient: Georgia Institute of Technology

Grant Project Title: Investigation of the role of the tectorial membrane in cochlear mechanics using computational models

Amount: $259,045

Additional Details: https://taggs.hhs.gov/Detail/AwardDetail?arg_AwardNum=R56DC016114&arg_ProgOfficeCode=45

 

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Grant Recipient: KDH Research and Communication, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Online course to prepare promotors to support low-income Latino parents of children with special healthcare needs

Amount: $224,828

Additional Details: https://www.nimhd.nih.gov/funding/approved-concepts/index.html

 

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: The adipose exposome effects on the plasma metabolome, body composition and metabolic outcomes after bariatric surgery

Amount: $218,135

Additional Details: https://www.niehs.nih.gov/funding/index.cfm

 

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to the NIH’s Office of Communications and Government Relations (OCGR) at (301) 496-6998

 

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Grant Recipient: The Family Health Centers of Georgia, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Health Center Cluster

Amount: $4,001,266

Additional Details: https://www.hrsa.gov/grants/news-announcements.html

 

Grant Recipient: Southside Medical Center, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Health Center Cluster

Amount: $7,002,950

Additional Details: https://www.hrsa.gov/grants/news-announcements.html

 

Grant Recipient: Health Education, Assessment and Leadership, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Health Center Cluster

Amount: $1,288,834

Additional Details: https://www.hrsa.gov/grants/news-announcements.html

 

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to the HRSA’s Grant Contact Center at (877) 464-4772

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC-OPHPR Coordinating Office of Public Health Preparedness & Emergency Response (TP)

Grant Recipient: Georgia Department of Public Health

Grant Project Title: Public Health Crisis Response

Amount: $1,503,489

Additional Details: https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/readiness/funding-crisis.htm

 

CDC-NCHHSTP National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STDS & TB Prevention (PS)

Grant Recipient: Georgia Department of Public Health

Grant Project Title: Tuberculosis Elimination and Laboratory Cooperative Agreement

Amount: $1,317,188

Additional Details: https://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/default.htm

 

CDC- CGH Coordinating Office of Global Health (CGH)

Grant Recipient: Task Force for Global Health Inc.

Grant Project Title: Strengthening sustainable public health capacity in the Eastern Mediterranean Region for polio eradication and routine immunization activities.

Amount: $6,060,136

Additional Details: https://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/index.html

 

CDC-NCIRD National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (IP)

Grant Recipient: American Cancer Society, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Improving Vaccination Rates Nationwide through Partnerships between the American Cancer Society

Amount: $1,283,268

Additional Details: https://www.cdc.gov/ncird/grant-fund.html

 

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to the CDC’s Washington Office at (202) 245-0600

 

National Science Foundation

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Deformation and flow of highly polydisperse amorphous solids

Amount: $306,428

Additional Details: This award has a start date of July 15, 2018 and end date of June 30, 2021 (Estimated).

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1804186

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title:

Amount: $2,130,359

Additional Details: This award has a start date of July 1, 2018 and an end date of June 30, 2023 (Estimated). Through this award, the recipient aims to stimulate interdisciplinary collaborations among mathematicians and engineers. The GTGT group's proximity to numerous institutions serving underrepresented groups in mathematics will be leveraged to increase the number of minorities and women studying mathematics. The project intends to develop students and postdoctoral fellows who become well-rounded scholars, accomplished teachers, and valuable members of the mathematical community.

 

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

 

Corporation for National and Community Service

Grant Recipient: Hands on Atlanta

Grant Project Title: Hands on Atlanta Americorps

Amount: $462,797

Additional Details: https://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2018/americorps-state-and-national-grants-fy-2018#2018%20AmeriCorps%20Funding%20Priorities

 

Grant Recipient: Habitat for Humanity International, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps

Amount: $4,700,500

Additional Details: https://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2018/americorps-state-and-national-grants-fy-2018#2018%20AmeriCorps%20Funding%20Priorities

 

Grant Recipient: Teach For America - Metro Atlanta

Grant Project Title: Teach for America

Amount: $63,500

Additional Details: https://www.nationalservice.gov/build-your-capacity/grants/funding-opportunities/2018/americorps-state-and-national-grants-fy-2018#2018%20AmeriCorps%20Funding%20Priorities

 

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to AmeriCorpsGrants@cns.gov

 

Economic Development Administration

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: University Center Program at Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Amount: $118,000

Additional Details: Through this award, the recipient aims to leverage applied research and technical assistance to help communities overcome economic development challenges and capitalize on opportunities.

 

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to the EDA at (202) 482-2900

 

Environmental Protection Agency

Grant Recipient: Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Grant Project Title: Water Quality Management Planning

Amount: $129,000

Additional Details: Through this award, the recipient aims to develop analytical modeling tools for performing resource assessments of the assimilative capacity of rivers, lakes and/or estuaries.

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Grant Project Title: State Underground Water Source Protection

Amount: $71,214

Additional Details: Through this award, the recipient aims to continue implementation of the Underground Injection Control Program under the Safe Drinking Water Act through permitting, inventory, inspections and enforcement which will ensure that underground sources of drinking water are protected to provide safe drinking water for the public.

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Grant Project Title: Water Pollution Control State and Interstate Program Support

Amount: $154,420

Additional Details: Through this award, the recipient aims to participate in supplemental monitoring to build capacity in their water monitoring programs by undertaking a number of activities, which may include the use of statistical surveys, improving data management systems, enhancing biological monitoring efforts, expanding monitoring networks, monitoring new water types, and/or obtaining monitoring equipment and contractual services.

 

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

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