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Federal Grants Announcement - $16 Million in Grants

June 8, 2015
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 $16,006,623 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 U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowments for Humanities, and the National Science Foundation, 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  
Grant Recipient: GA Department of Community Health
Grant Project Title: Health Center Cluster
Amount: $3,420,765.00
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:133644

Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Mortality and renal-disease among lead-exposed workers
Amount: $403,799.00
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:133812

Grant Recipient: Southside Medical Center, Inc.
Grant Project Title: Health Center Cluster
Amount: $1,422,096.00
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:133735

Grant Recipient: Georgia Department of Human Services
Grant Project Title: Independent Living State Grants
Amount: $249,748.79
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:133894

Grant Recipient: Georgia Institute of Technology
Grant Project Title: Nanofiber Conduits with a Honeycomb Structure for Repairing Large Defects in Thick Nerves
Amount: $321,210.00
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:134135

Grant Recipient: Georgia Institute of Technology
Grant Project Title: Volumetric CT Imaging using Primary Modulation
Amount: $230,637.00
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:134135cfhj

Grant Recipient: Fulton County Government, Board of Commissioners
Grant Project Title: HIV Emergency Relief Project Grants
Amount: $5,950,049.00
Additional Details:
https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:135118

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

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Grant Recipient: Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Grant Project Title: Georgia Commercial Fishery Statistics Collection, Processing, and Dissemination
Amount: $133,947.00      
Additional Details: Georgia Commercial Fishery Statistics Collection, Processing, and Dissemination Grant activities will consist of collecting, coding, entering, and editing monthly commercial fisheries landings and Trip Interview Program (TIP) data. Data will be transferred to NMFS weekly via the ACCSP data warehouse. We will also respond to data requests from media, academia, government agencies, and in-house users in a timely fashion.
Grant Recipient: Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Grant Project Title: ACFCMA Planning/Implementation 2013-2018: Conduct surveys, administration and education support of the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act
Amount: $141,977.00      
Additional Details: ACFCMA Planning/Implementation 2013-2018: Conduct surveys, administration and education support of the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Funds allocated to the State of Georgia by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) in support of the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act (ACFCMA) would be used to accomplish the following jobs: (1) Collect fishery-independent trawl data from the inshore and nearshore waters of Georgia to characterize, quantify, and monitor finfish and invertebrate populations in the lower estuarine waters; (2) Conduct fishery-independent surveys on young-of-year (YOY) and subadult/adult (yellow phase) American eels (Anguilla rostrata); (3) Collect fishery-independent data using a small trawl in the upper estuarine waters of Georgia to monitor juvenile finfish and invertebrate populations of recreational or commercial importance; (4) Provide onboard bycatch observers to increase the level of precision of finfish bycatch estimates in Georgias commercial whelk trawl and cannonball jellyfish fisheries; (5) Provide observers to characterize the bycatch in permitted experimental fisheries; (6) Provide analysis and reporting of collected data; (7) Provide administrative and educational support to meet the various requirements of the ACFCMA. Funds in this grant will be used to provide information necessary for fishery managers and those involved in the fishery management process to make informed decisions and collectively work together to better manage our various marine populations.

Grant Recipient: Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Grant Project Title: Operations, education, monitoring, research, coastal training, stewardship and visitors center at Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve
Amount: $594,000.00
Additional Details: The Reserve is administered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GDNR), Wildlife Resources Division, which is submitting this application for FY 2015 federal funds to support operations, research & monitoring, education & outreach, coastal training, stewardship and visitors center activities from November 1, 2015 through April 30, 2017. The GDNR is requesting $594,000 in federal funds from NOAA, to be matched in the amount of $254,572 from the State of Georgia. State matching funds will support salaries for the Reserve Manager, Visitors Center Manager, Regional Business Ops Generalist, Secretary and two Visitors Center Clerks. State match will also be used for various supplies, materials and contractual services. Federal funds in this award will be utilized by the Reserve in compliance with all identified protocols and guidelines established by NOAA, and will support Reserve activities that address the Performance Measures applicable to SINERR. Reserve activities and accomplishments will be reported every six months in Semi-annual Performance Reports to NOAA, as required.

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to NOAA Communications & External Affairs at (202) 482-6090.

 

 

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant Recipient: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.
Grant Project Title: Nitronate Monooxygenase: A model for flavosemiquinones in oxidative catalysis
Amount: $540,000.00
Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1506518

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: Workshop on Nitrate Radicals and Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): Oxidation, Mechanisms and Organic Aerosol
Amount: $10,000.00
Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1541331  

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: Collaborative Research: De Novo Evolution of Multicellularity in a Unicellular Volvocine Alga
Amount: $275,102.00
Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1456652

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: Piezotronic Effect on Ultrasensitive Chemical and Biochemical Sensors
Amount: $399,999.00
Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1505319

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy
Amount: $21,329.00
Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1544096

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: UNS: Fundamental Studies of Two-Phase Flows of Binary Fluids Driven by Temperature Gradients
Amount: $370,000.00
Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1511470

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: Support for the 2015 Summer Biomechanics, Biotransport and Bioengineering Conference
Amount: $23,560.00
Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1543809

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: SaTC-EDU: EAGER: Big Data and Security: Educating the Next-Generation Security Analysts
Amount: $300,000.00
Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1500084

Grant Recipient: Morehouse College
Grant Project Title: Innovative Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Strategy Project
Amount: $1,198,404.00
Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1512957

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