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Federal Grants Announcement - $37 Million in Grants

September 18, 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 $37,163,410 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 Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, the National Science Foundation, and the Department of Education will be announcing the following grant award(s) to recipient(s) within your Congressional district and state

Grant Notifications

Department of Transportation (DOT)
Grant Recipient: State of Georgia
Grant Project Title: State of Georgia
Amount: $1,513,096
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 2015 and each State's most recent performance scores. The FY 2015 grant award is PHMSA' s commitment to States to pay a portion of their CY 2015 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 2015 award in May of 2016 based on their actual expenses for CY 2015, 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 2015 program costs once the grant is approved-based on the State's actual expenses. https://grants.ost.dot.gov/public/ViewMessage.cfm?MsgID=2funj78q87
Grant Recipient: State of Georgia
Grant Project Title: State of Georgia
Amount: $505,739
Additional Details:
The HMEP program is designed to allow grantees the ability to implement planning and training programs that address differing needs. For this grant cycle, HMEP applicants were encouraged to allocate funding towards activities such as: Developing or revising emergency plans and training activities to account for bulk transportation of energy products by rail and over the road; Conducting commodity flow studies to determine the frequency and quantity of hazmat shipments being transported through local communities; and Training emergency responders to respond appropriately to incidents involving bulk shipments of energy products as well as other hazmat. https://grants.ost.dot.gov/public/ViewMessage.cfm?MsgID=m6xkcmlj6q
Grant Recipient: Georgia Institute of Technology
Grant Project Title: Georgia Institute of Technology
Amount: $35,500
Additional Details:
The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Graduate Program provides funding for the pursuit of Masters and Doctorate Degrees in transportation related disciplines. The purpose of this Grant is to prepare Eisenhower Fellows for a career in transportation. https://grants.ost.dot.gov/public/ViewMessage.cfm?MsgID=3yuxprvc7n
Grant Recipient: Georgia Institute of Technology
Grant Project Title: Georgia Institute of Technology
Amount: $11,500
Additional Details:
The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Graduate Program provides funding for the pursuit of Masters and Doctorate Degrees in transportation related disciplines. The purpose of this Grant is to prepare Eisenhower Fellows for a career in transportation. https://grants.ost.dot.gov/public/ViewMessage.cfm?MsgID=q7on1ullgj
Grant Recipient: Georgia Institute of Technology
Grant Project Title: Georgia Institute of Technology
Amount: $35,500
Additional Details:
The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Graduate Program provides funding for the pursuit of Masters and Doctorate Degrees in transportation related disciplines. The purpose of this Grant is to prepare Eisenhower Fellows for a career in transportation. https://grants.ost.dot.gov/public/ViewMessage.cfm?MsgID=e19lynr8g0
Grant Recipient: Georgia Institute of Technology
Grant Project Title: Georgia Institute of Technology
Amount: $5,000
Additional Details:
The Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship Program (DDETFP) Graduate Program provides funding for the pursuit of Masters and Doctorate Degrees in transportation related disciplines. The purpose of this Grant is to prepare Eisenhower Fellows for a career in transportation. https://grants.ost.dot.gov/public/ViewMessage.cfm?MsgID=vty3969hwn

Grant Recipient: State of Georgia
Grant Project Title: Georgia State Block Grant Program: Non primary development projects in state block grant program
Amount:  $23,633,461
Additional Details:

  • This grant will provide federal funding for airports in the Georgia State Block Grant Program.
  • This grant includes funding for DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, Congressional District 06, to improve the Runway Safety Area on the approach end of Runway 3R. This is Phase 3 of 3, and will provide funding for the purchase of the Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS) material in the amount of $2,500,000.
  • This grant includes funding for Cobb County-McCollumn Field, Congressional District 11, to mill and overlay 68,932 square yards of the north apron area in the amount of $3,850,000.
  • This grant includes funding for Cartersville Airport, Congressional District 11, to improve Runway 1/19 Safety Area in the amount of $2,850,000. This is Phase 1 of 4 and includes site preparation.
  • This grant includes funding for Habersham County Airport, Congressional District 09, to construct a 5,500 foot parallel taxiway in the amount of $5,260,000. This is Phase 3 of 4 and includes site preparation for a 4,000 foot taxiway extension.
  • This grant includes funding for a replacement airport for Griffin-Spalding County Airport, Congressional District 03, in the amount of $6,400,961. This is Phase 1 of 5 and includes land acquisition.
  • This grant includes funding for Washington-Wilkes County Airport, Congressional District 10, to construct a 2,200 foot parallel taxiway in the amount of $1,522,500.
  • This grant includes funding for Barrow County Airport, Congressional District 10, to mill and overlay 5,500 feet of Runway 13/31 in the amount of $1,250,000.

https://grants.ost.dot.gov/public/ViewMessage.cfm?MsgID=pt81s6ios2

Grant Recipient: City of Atlanta
Grant Project Title: Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International: Zero Emissions Vehicle/Infrastructure (Pilot Prog FY12-1)
Amount: $ 926,789
Additional Details:

  • This grant will provide federal funding for the Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia.
  • This Zero-Emissions Vehicles (ZEV) and Infrastructure Pilot Program grant will provide funds to purchase one zero-emissions electric passenger shuttle bus, one inductive vehicle charging pad and associated infrastructure, and one overnight vehicle charging station and associated infrastructure at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is located in an Environmental Protection Agency-designated nonattainment area for eight-hour ozone and particulate matter less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter and is voluntarily contributing to regional attainment of National Ambient Air Quality Standards under the Clean Air Act. By reducing the use of conventional fuels, this ZEV Pilot Program project will improve local air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

https://grants.ost.dot.gov/public/ViewMessage.cfm?MsgID=i8uqkoo0q3

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to DOT’s Office of Public Affairs at (202) 366-4043.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services  
Grant Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Ion Channel and Lipid Scramblase Functions of Anoctamins: Roles in Myopathy
Amount: $340,963
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:145921

Recipient: Georgia Health Information Network
Grant Project Title: Collaboration for Health IT in Communities (CHIC)
Amount: $100,000
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:144170

Grant Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: GH15-1624, HQ: Developing professional training programs to increase capacity for effective global health response to humanitarian emergencies
Amount: $99,999
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:144334

Grant Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Center for Children's Health, the Environment, the Microbiome, and Metabolomics (C-CHEM2)
Amount: $953,501
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:144218

Grant Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Surveillance of Congenital Heart Defects Across the Lifespan
Amount: $475,000
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:143977

Grant Recipient: Fulton County Government, Board of Commissioners
Grant Project Title: Fulton County: Growing Healthy In Fulton
Amount: $2,971,528
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:143998

Grant Recipient: Georgia State University
Grant Project Title: Probing Cellular Membrane Processes by Single Particle Orientation and Rotational Tracking
Amount: $288,737
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:144051

Grant Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Contribution of neutrophils to early airway disease in cystic fibrosis children
Amount: $350,489
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:144057

Grant Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: TrkB Receptor PET Tracer Development
Amount: $234,000
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:144080

Grant Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Omega-3 Fatty Acids for MDD with High Inflammation: A Personalized Approach
Amount: $1,185,580
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:144133

Grant Recipient: Emory University
Grant Project Title: Dystonia Coalition
Amount: $1,249,940
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:144158

Grant Recipient: Georgia State Department of Public Health
Grant Project Title: Georgia Occupational Health Surveillance System
Amount: $145,000
Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:143473

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: BD Hubs: Collaborative Proposal: SOUTH: A Big Data Innovation Hub for the South Region
Amount: $625,594
Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1550305   

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: EAGER: Scaling Up Machine Learning with Virtual Memory
Amount: $184,904
Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1551614

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: CDS&E: Multiscale Integrations of Exoplanetary Systems
Amount: $209,912
Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1521667  

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: UNS:New protein function: developing a family of amine dehydrogenases
Amount: $407,542
Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1512848

Grant Recipient: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.
Grant Project Title: Collaborative Research: Exploring the Nearest Stars on Solar System Scales
Amount: $243,528
Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1517413   

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: Study of Limiting Methods for Computation of Conservation Laws and Other Hyperbolic Problems
Amount: $236,581
Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1522585 .    

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: RCN: SAVI: Adaptive Management and Use of Resilient Infrastructures in Smart Cities: Support for Global Collaborative Research on Real-Time Analytics of Heterogeneous Big Data
Amount: $375,260
Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1550379    

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title: EAGER-DynamicData: Dynamic Data Driven Distributed Simulation for Transportation System Applications on Emerging Computing Platforms
Amount: $220,000
Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1462503   

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
Grant Project Title:  CPS: Synergy: Learning to Walk - Optimal Gait Synthesis and Online Learning for Terrain-Aware Legged Locomotion
Amount: $799,982
Additional Details: The award starts October 1, 2015.  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1544857 .

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

Department of Education (DOE)
Grant Recipient: The Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe
Grant Project Title: American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program
Amount: $405,200
Additional Details: This grant will be in the amount of $405,200.00 for the first budget period (10/01/2015 through 09/30/2016). It is anticipated that the grant will be for a total of 5 year(s).

Grant Recipient: Albany State University
Grant Project Title:Centers of Excellence for Veteran Student Success (CEVSS) Program
Amount: $499,920
Additional Details: This grant will be in the amount of $499,920.00 for the first budget period (10/01/2015 through 09/30/2018). It is anticipated that the grant will be for a total of 3 year(s).

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to the Office of Public Affairs division of the DOE at (202) 586-4940.