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Federal Grants Announcement - $24.5 Million in Grants

June 23, 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 $24,652,346 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, and the Economic Development Administration 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: The Family Health Centers of Georgia, Inc
Grant Project Title: Georgia Family Planning System
Amount: $7,820,000
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:135367

Recipient: Georgia Department of Human Services
Grant Project Title: SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol)
Amount: $295,672
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:135246

Grant Recipient: Georgia Department of Public Health
Grant Project Title: Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) Ebola Preparedness and Response Activities
Amount: $2,250,000
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:135395

Grant Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Host-induced Initiation of Clostridium difficile Sporulation
Amount: $384,106
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:135560

Grant Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: A novel target for the treatment of temporal lobe epilepsy
Amount: $479,441
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:135686

Grant Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Identifying host genetic determinants that regulate dendritic cell activation
Amount: $278,627
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:135780

Grant Recipient: Georgia State University
Grant Project Title: Identification and Hit-to-Lead Development of Influenza A Virus Inhibitors
Amount: $236,906
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:135838
Grant Recipient: Georgia Institute of Technology
Grant Project Title: In Vivo Monitoring of Strain and Oxygen in TE Constructs Using MEMS-Based Sensors
Amount: $179,544
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:135912

Grant Recipient: Georgia Institute of Technology
Grant Project Title: Development of novel muscle actuated prostheses
Amount: $246,484
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:135954

Grant Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Change in social adaptive action and brain connectivity in infants' first 6 months
Amount: $196,499
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:135961

Grant Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: A Mobile Phone Game to Prevent HIV Among Young Africans
Amount: $236,517
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:135983

Grant Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Simultaneous antigen receptor repertoire profiling and single-cell transcriptomics in T and B lymphocytes from limited clinical samples
Amount: $399,581
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:136061

Grant Recipient: Georgia State Department of Public Health
Grant Project Title: Medical Monitoring Project
Amount: $679,034
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:136067

Grant Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Emory Alzheimer's Disease Center
Amount: $1,563,031
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:136101

Grant Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: CTL and HIV Polymorphisms in Heterosexual Transmission
Amount: $1,534,304
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:136114

Grant Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Role of B cells in murine gammaherpesvirus 68
Amount: $368,305
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:136127

Grant Recipient: Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
Grant Project Title: Georgia GEN Rx Project
Amount: $735,018                                                                                                                               
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:136234

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

 

 

 

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Grant Recipient: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.
Grant Project Title: "Establishing the link between biomolecular dynamics and function from an atomistic perspective”
Amount: $841,874
Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1517617

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: Georgia Algebraic Geometry Symposium
Amount: $28,013
Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1529573

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: UNS: Novel metabolic engineering strategies for complex oligosaccharide synthesis
Amount: $300,133
Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1509202  

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: ECCS: Biomedical Circuits and Systems 2015 Conference Attendance Award for Domestic Students, Oct. 22-24, 2015, Atlanta George
Amount: $10,000
Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1524012

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: Ensemble Estimation of Central Tropical Pacific Climate over the last 6,000 Years
Amount: $515,990
Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1502832

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: Understanding the intersection of student motivation and approaches to learning in an engineering Problem Solving Studio
Amount: $249,991
Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1446363

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: Asymptotics and concentration in spectral estimation for large matrices
Amount: $289,425
Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1509739  

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: UNS: Interfacial Behavior and Thermodynamics of Block Copolymer Directed Self-Assembly
Amount: $348,882
Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1512517

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: UNS: Designing insect-inspired self-cleaning surfaces
Amount: $421,900
Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1510884

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: UNS: Intracellular Drug Delivery Mediated by Laser-activated Nanoparticles
Amount: $329,011
Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1510028

Grant Recipient: Spelman College
Grant Project Title: Research Initiation Award: Evolutionary and ecological impacts of horizontal gene transfer in arthropods
Amount: $199,570
Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1505481

Grant Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Doctoral Dissertation Research: Prosocial Reputation Dynamics in Social Networks
Amount: $24,613
Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1528939

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: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Amount: $2,881,283
Additional Details: Georgia Tech Research Corporation - To provide federal funds to GA Tech Research Corp for period 7/1/2015 through 6/30/2016. Since 1988, the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) has been committed to strengthening U.S. manufacturing, continually evolving to meet the changing needs of manufacturers. Through its services and partnerships it has had a profound impact on the growth of well-paying jobs, the development of dynamic manufacturing communities, and the enhancement of American innovation and global competitiveness. MEP’s strength is in its partnerships. Through its collaborations at the federal, state and local level, MEP puts manufacturers in position to develop new products and customers, expand into global markets, adopt new technology, reshore production, and more. And because of its direct contact with manufacturers, MEP serves as a valuable bridge to other organizations that share a passion for enhancing the manufacturing community. MEP’s strategic objective is to create value for all manufacturers, with a particular focus on small and mid-sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs represent nearly 99% of manufacturing firms in the U.S. and form the essential fabric of the U.S. manufacturing infrastructure. MEP is able to provide this support to individual manufacturers through its nationwide network of local centers made up of teams of experts and business professionals. As a public/private partnership, MEP delivers a high return on investment to taxpayers. For every dollar of federal investment, MEP clients generate nearly $19 in new sales, which translates into $2.5 billion annually. And for every $2,001 of federal investment, MEP creates or retains one U.S. manufacturing job. Since 1988, MEP has worked with nearly 80,000 manufacturers, leading to $88 billion in sales and $14 billion in cost savings, and it has helped create more than 729,000 jobs. After more than 26 years, MEP continues to innovate, meeting the challenge of developing new programs, services, and partnerships to help manufacturers flourish in the 21st century. MEP is a part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a U.S. Department of Commerce agency. For additional information, please visit https://www.nist.gov/mep/

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: Knowledge Driven Robotics for Agile Assembly
Amount: $200,000
Additional Details: Knowledge Driven Robotics for Agile Assembly - The research conducted under this proposal will help to develop metrics, methodologies, and standards that can be adopted by industry, with the potential to advance manufacturing and assembly processes. The research will be of significant value to the General Public as the results will support the use of robotic systems for advanced manufacturing assembly processes enabling the cost-effective production of complex products. This research will advance current efforts in developing robot performance evaluation standards, enabling rapid re-tasking, and realizing the vision of agile robot assembly which support the Engineering Laboratory efforts related to Robotic Systems for Smart Manufacturing
Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to NIST’s News Media Office at (301) 975-2762.

Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: University Center Program at Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Amount: $128,592
Additional Details: This EDA investment funds the fourth year of a five-year University Center Economic Development Program at Georgia Tech Research Corporation. The program provides technical assistance and research and development tools to increase productivity, spur innovation, and promote entrepreneurship to help increase long-term regional competitiveness and economic diversification. EDA’s University Center program is a competitively-based partnership between EDA and academic institutions that makes the varied and vast resources of universities available to the economic development practitioner community.

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