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Federal Grants Announcement - $34.3 Million in Grants

February 9, 2016
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 $34,399,004 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 Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 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: Georgia Department of Public Health
Grant Project Title: Maternal and Child Health Services
Amount: $1,706,699
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:152394
           
Recipient: Fulton County Government Board of Commissioners
Grant Project Title: HIV Emergency Relief Project Grants
Amount: $13,233,757
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:152089

Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Maturing Out: Childhood and Adolescent Predictors of Transitions in Alcohol Use in Young
Amount: $351,000
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:152123

Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Targeting mechanisms of medulloblastoma formation
Amount: $386,460
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:152133

Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Anticipatory Anxiety: Mapping Functional Microcircuits in the BNST
Amount: $462,004
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:152002

Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: PEG hydrogels for progenitor cell delivery
Amount: $459,103
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:151765

Recipient: Health Education, Assessment and Leadership, Inc.
Grant Project Title: Health Center Cluster
Amount: $560,862
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:151867

Recipient: Morehouse School of Medicine
Grant Project Title: Retinal Circadian Rhythms and Photoreceptors Viability
Amount: $141,500
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:151777

Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Statistical Tests for Mapping Genetic Determinants of Complex Traits
Amount: $309,883
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:150838

Recipient: Georgia Department of Public Health
Grant Project Title: Georgia Immunizations and Vaccines for Children Grants
Amount: $2,412,250
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:150875

Recipient: Morehouse School of Medicine
Grant Project Title: Protective Role of Neuregulin-1 Against Cerebral Malaria Pathogenesis and Mortality
Amount: $309,531
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:150407

Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Prospective Determination of the Epigenetic Response to Trauma
Amount: $273,000
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:149924

Recipient: Georgia Institute of Technology
Grant Project Title: Transient Immobilization of Extracellular Matrix Protein for Enhanced Cellular Function in Biomaterials
Amount: $224,686
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:150608

Recipient: Morehouse School of Medicine
Grant Project Title: Community-based, Clinical-community Linkages for Interpersonal Violence Prevention
Amount: $34,937
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:150465

Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Understanding Survival of Human Bone Marrow Long-Lived Plasma Cells
Amount: $390,000
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:149658

Recipient: Georgia Institute of Technology
Grant Project Title: Microfluidic assays for hyper-reactive platelets in diabetes
Amount: $176,549
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:149639

Recipient: Georgia Department of Public Health
Grant Project Title: ADAP Shortfall Relief
Amount: $1,106,016
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:149621

Recipient: Georgia State Department of Public Health
Grant Project Title: Georgia Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program Surveillance and Education Enhancement
Amount: $40,000
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:14642384023169::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:149554

Recipient: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning
Grant Project Title: Georgia Early Head Start Partnership Project
Amount: $2,105,294
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:14642384023169::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:149584

Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Microglia- Monocyte Interactions following Perinatal Brain Injury
Amount: $234,000
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:149512

Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: A biomarker-driven trial of angiotensin receptor blockers for prodromal Alzheimer
Amount: $616,963
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:149343

Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: The Role of CD86 in Multiple Myeloma
Amount: $356,973
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:149345

Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Development of the Postnatal Heart
Amount: $390,000
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:149388

Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Defining Early Escape Strategies in LKB1 Mutant Lung Cancer
Amount: $356,850
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:149133

Recipient: Georgia State Department of Public Health
Grant Project Title: Georgia National HIV Behavioral Surveillance
Amount: $108,146
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:149118

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: I-CORPS: First Person Visual Analytics
Amount: $50,000
Additional Details: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1600474
                                          
Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: CAREER: From Discrepancy to Optimization and Approximations in Geometric Hypergraphs
Amount: $550,000
Additional Details: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1553354

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: CAREER: Integrated Laboratory and Field Studies of Organic Nitrates from BVOC + NO3: Formation, Processing, and Fates
Amount: $672,184
Additional Details: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1555034

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: "I-Corps: Dense Flexible Interconnects for Advanced Testing and Integration
Amount: $50,000
Additional Details: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1620062

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: Collaborative Research: Exploring the role of exogenous polyphosphate in the precipitation of calcium phosphate minerals in the marine environment
Amount: $359,721
Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1559087     

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: Microbial processes of pelagic anaerobic methane cycling in oxygen minimum zones
Amount: $571,548
Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1558916     

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: CAREER: Distances in Random Media
Amount: $400,000
Additional Details: http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1552267

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: CAREER: Causation in Dynamical Systems: Bridging the Gap Between Data Analytics and System Identification
Amount: $500,000
Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1552218     

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: CAREER: Towards Exact Methods for Dynamic Integer Programs
Amount: $500,000
Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1552479     

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: Support for USA participants in the Dynamics of Evolution Equations conference
Amount: $30,000
Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1562181     

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: CAREER: Role of Symmetry in the Properties of Nanostructures: A First Principles Approach
Amount: $500,000
Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1553212     

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: CAREER: In Situ Nanomechanics of High-Performance Anode Materials for Sodium-Ion Batteries
Amount: $500,000
Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1554393    

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: Workshop on the Strategic Shaping of ECE: Vision, Branding and Advocacy January 20-21, 2016 Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center, Atlanta, GA
Amount: $60,000
Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1610433    

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: CAREER: Multiphysics Damage and Healing of Rocks for Performance Enhancement of Geo-Storage Systems - A Bottom-Up Research and Education Approach
Amount: $500,000
Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1552368    

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: CAREER: Heegaard Floer homology and low-dimensional topology
Amount: $461,282
Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1552285   

Grant Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: I-Corps: iCloak: Privacy Preserving Individual Location Sharing
Amount: $50,000
Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1619679    

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: CAREER: experimental design and model reduction in systems biology
Amount: $444,517
Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1552784    

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: CAREER: Illuminating heme trafficking and signaling for research and education
Amount: $911,144
Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1552791    

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: Formalizing ISA-95 Level 3 Control with smart Manufacturing System Models
Amount: $149,666
Additional Details:  Formalizing ISA-95 Level 3 Control with smart Manufacturing System Models - Advancements in computer integrated manufacturing and intelligent devices have spurred a revolution in manufacturing and a growing focus on “smart manufacturing. Future smart manufacturing systems will utilize plan-wide integration to drive production agility and efficiency. While a great deal of information and computing technology is in place to support this goal, the existing research on smart manufacturing operations management is limited in two critical respects. First, Manufacturing control is viewed as encompassing three levels –business planning, operations management and real-time or device control.

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

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Grant Recipient: Ms. Serelia D. Woods Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: Climate Change Assessment and Adaptation Planning for River Basins with Estuarine Resources
Amount: $142,498
Additional Details: Climate Change Assessment and Adaptation Planning for River Basins with Estuarine Resources The principal investigators propose to improve hydrological modeling in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin and Apalachicola Bay, an estuary that significantly contributes to the state of Floridas oyster harvest when the bay is healthy, but is vulnerable during drought.

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to NOAA’s Headquarters at (202) 482-6090.

Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Grant Recipient: Global Center For Medical Innovation, Inc.
Grant Project Title: Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) MedTech Seed Fund & Accelerator Program
Amount: $249,981
Additional Details: This EDA investment funds the Global Center for Medical Innovation (GCMI) to increase the availability of funding for early-stage companies and to maximize the opportunities for follow-on private funding through the "valley of death" by investing in companies with diverse teams that are solving real problems that investors and potential customers are facing.  GCMI will capitalize a medtech seed fund and implement an accelerator program to support startup companies in the Southeastern United States, with a particular emphasis on the funding of diverse startup founder teams.  Specifically, GCMI will launch two efforts: (1) raise an initial $5,000,000 seed fund to launch a medtech accelerator at GCMI; and (2) establish an education and mentor program to encourage more (and build a pipeline of) female founders of medical technology companies.

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to EDA’s Office of Public Affairs at (202) 482-4085.