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Federal Grants Announcement - $52 Million in Grants

September 8, 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 $52,375,818 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, National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Department of Energy 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: 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:165971

           

Recipient: American Cancer Society, Inc.

Grant Project Title: HPV Roundtable: Creating a National Network of Partners to Promote Cancer Prevention through Human Papillomavirus Vaccination- Financed in Part by 2016 Prevention and Public Health Funds - 2016

Amount: $500,000

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:166540

 

Recipient: Georgia Institute of Technology

Grant Project Title: eQTL mega-analysis for functional assessment of multi-enhancer gene regulation

Amount: $796,375

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:166577

 

Recipient: Georgia Department of Public Health

Grant Project Title: PPHF 2016: Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant a financed solely by 2016 Prevention a

Amount: $4,795,453

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:166733

 

Recipient: Arthritis Foundation

Grant Project Title: DP16-1606 Advancing Arthritis Public Health Approaches through National Organization

Amount: $150,000

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:166765

 

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry Research

Amount: $357,190

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:166802

 

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: The impact of traumatic stress on the methylome: implications for PTSD

Amount: $687,095

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:167183

 

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: National Ebola Training and Education Center

Amount: $2,271,301

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:167125

Recipient: Fulton County Govt, Board of Commissioners

Grant Project Title: Fulton County: Growing Healthy In Fulton

Amount: $1,604,538

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:167121

 

Recipient: Georgia Department of Public Health

Grant Project Title: Ryan White Part B Supplemental

Amount: $2,000,000

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:167143

 

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Emory Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Amount: $268,365

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:167527

 

Recipient: Emery University  

Grant Project Title: Biochemical & Genetic Analysis of Low Complexity Domains in RNA-binding protein biology

Amount: $325,288

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:167438

 

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: P30- Core Grant for Vision Research

Amount: $624,000

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:167858

 

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Next generation glycan microarray (NGGM) enabled by next generation sequencing (NGS) and DNA-coded glycan library

Amount: $302,640

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:167793

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: A widespread self-management education program to reduce health disparities in African American women with systemic lupus erythematosus

Amount: $390,000

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:167751

 

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Impaired Collateral Vessel Formation in Sickle Cell Disease

Amount: $605,307

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:167744

 

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: CSF, MRI, and PET biomarkers of neuroinflammation in Alzheimer's disease

Amount: $770,283

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:165572

                                            

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: ENHANCING MODELS OF HIV, VIRAL HEPATITIS, STIs, AND TUBERCULOSIS TO INFORM AND IMPROVE PUBLIC HEALTH IMPACT

Amount: $1,199,515

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:165469

 

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: The Production of Microparticles During RBC Storage and Their Impact on Endothelial Phenotype In-vitro and In-vivo

Amount: $192,300

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:165534

                                     

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Impact of selective genome packaging on influenza A virus reassortment

Amount: $387,459

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:165706

 

Recipient: Georgia Department of Public Health

Grant Project Title: PPHF 2014 EPIDEMIOLOGY AND LABORATORY CAPACITY FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES (ELC)

Amount: $4,132,188

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:165694

 

Recipient: Georgia Department of Public Health

Grant Project Title: Georgia Zika Infant Surveillance

Amount: $560,000

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:165780

 

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Definition of an Ancient T cell-like System in Lampreys

Amount: $305,292

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:166854

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

 

 

 

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: NSF/DMR-BSF: Supramolecular mutualism in Functional Nucleic acid and Peptide Co-assemblies

Amount: $450,000

Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1610377  

                                           

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Reducing Achievement Gaps in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM): Promising International Research, Policies and Practices

Amount: $99,999

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1643308

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: AitF: Collaborative Research: High Performance Linear System Solvers with Focus on Graph Laplacians

Amount: $266,666

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1637566  

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: BD Spokes: SPOKE: SOUTH: Collaborative: Using Big Data for Environmental Sustainability: Big Data + AI Technology = Accessible, Usable, Useful Knowledge!

Amount: $754,600

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1636848  

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Scaling Summaries in Multiscale Domains with Applications

Amount: $150,034

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1613258     

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Individual variation, plasticity, and learning in human brain evolution

Amount: $970,704

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1631563     

 

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: TWC: Small: Rigorous and Customizable Spatiotemporal Privacy for Location Based Applications

Amount: $456,399

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1618932  

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Crystallization and glass formation in colloidal-hydrogel suspensions

Amount: $300,000

Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1609841

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: EAGER: Collaborative Research: Refining survey-based measures of innovation

Amount: $64,723

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1646689     

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: AitF: Collaborative Research: A Distributed and Stochastic Algorithmic Framework for Active Matter

Amount: $200,000

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1637031    

 

Grant Recipient: Spelman College

Grant Project Title: Targeted Infusion Project: Data Science eXtension (DSX): Incorporating data science fundamentals in computing curriculum at Spelman and Morehouse Colleges

Amount: $399,903

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1623362    

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: MRI: Acquisition of 3D Lithography System with Sub-Micrometer Resolution

Amount: $384,800

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1626078    

 

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: EAGER: Functional Study of the Lamprey AID/APOBEC Family of Cytidine Deaminase

Amount: $142,587

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1655163  

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Collaborative Research: Identifying and Controlling Conductivity Variations in Semiconductor Nanowires

Amount: $175,000

Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1603904

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Graduate Teaching Assistant Professional Development (GTA-PD) Workshop

Amount: $33,964

Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1647516

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: CPS: Synergy: CNC Process Plan Simulation, Automation and Optimization

Amount: $701,336

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1646013      

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: CI-P: Collaborative: Planning for a Community-Driven Open Research Infrastructure to Support Secure Computing Research involving Intel SGX

Amount: $50,000

Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1629851

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: I-Corps: Method for Forming Interlaced Composites During Automated Fiber Placement

Amount: $50,000

Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1643507

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: I-Corps: Techniques for Securing and Managing Industrial Control Systems

Amount: $50,000

Additional Details:   https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1645441      

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Science of Pattern Coating onto Heterogeneous Surfaces Using a Hybrid Manufacturing Process
Amount: $278,475

Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1562255

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Electronic Microflow Cytometry for Surface Expression Analysis of Tumor Cells

Amount: $400,000

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1610995     

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: NRI: US National Robotics Roadmap Update

Amount: $35,000

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1652006     

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Identifying and Utilizing Upper Bounds for Diffusion-based Separations using Metal Organic Frameworks

Amount: $306,042

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1604375     

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Experimental and Computational Statistical Investigation of Microstructurally Small Fatigue Crack Growth in Nickel Microbeams

Amount: $480,001

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1562499     

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: A New Interval Finite Element Approach for Structural System Identification and Damage Detection under Uncertainty

Amount: $455,747

Additional Details:   https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1634483      

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Grant Project Title: CDS&E/Collaborative Research: DataStorm: A Data Enabled System for End-to-End Disaster Planning and Response

Amount: $132,027

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1610429     

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: SCH: EXP: Smart Adaptive Adherence-Enhancing Intervention Strategies for Breast Cancer Prevention

Amount: $289,569

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1601084  

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Characterizing School Recovery After Disasters: Can We Optimize Academic Recovery?

Amount: $293,177

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1634234    

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: EAGER: Theoretical Foundation for the Use of Approximations and Heuristics in Systems Engineering and Design

Amount: $299,520

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1645316  

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: NRI: Collaborative Research: Accelerating Robotic Manipulation with Data-Enhanced Contact Mechanics

Amount: $452,219

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1637758     

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: NRI: Collaborative Research: Scalable Robot Autonomy through Remote Operator Assistance and Lifelong Learning

Amount: $266,167

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1637562     

 

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Function and Evolution of Cognitive Monitoring and Cognitive Control

Amount: $646,482

Additional Details:   https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1632477      

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Planar Wurtzite III-N Gunn Diodes for High Power Millimeter Wave and THz Electronics

Amount: $420,000

Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1610073

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Probing Lymphatic Valve Biomechanics with Computational and Experimental Approaches

Amount: $449,999

Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1635133

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Continuous and Scalable Manufacturing of Platinum-Nickel Nanocatalysts for Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells

Amount: $250,002

Additional Details: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1634687

 

Grant Recipient: Clark Atlanta University

Grant Project Title: Targeted Infusion Project: Development and Implementation of Computational Chemistry and Biology Courses with Research Integration

Amount: $399,698

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1634996  

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Origins of prolonged ocean temperature extremes in the North Pacific

Amount: $386,879

Additional Details:  https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1634996  

 

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: InterCAX LLC

Grant Project Title: STEP Services for Integrated System Lifecycle Management

Amount: $30,000

Additional Details:  STEP Services for Integrated System Lifecycle Management - Through its project, the recipient aims to improve engineering software integration that uses web-based interfaces rather than a file-based exchange within agile manufacturing systems, ultimately benefiting assembly type operations, such as automotive assembly, battery assembly, computer assembly, and household appliance manufacture. Costs associated with concept development, software architecture, and applications development and demonstration will be supported.

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Knowledge Driven Robotics for Agile Assembly

Amount: $97,605

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 General Grants Information line at (301) 975-4714.

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Grant Recipient: State of Georgia

Grant Project Title: Georgia State Block Grant Program: Non primary development projects in state block grant program

Amount: $3,816,784

Additional Details: This grant will provide federal funding for airports in the Georgia State Block Grant Program. This grant is being increased from $14,504,322 to $18,321,106. The increase is based on the availability of additional federal funding. Under the Airport Improvement Program's Block Grant, the State of Georgia administers grants and several associated processes for non-primary airports within the state. This grant will provide funding for various projects that will preserve the physical integrity of airport property, improve operational efficiency and enhance safety. The Georgia State Block Grant Program supports projects at non-primary airports within the state.

Grant Recipient: City of Atlanta Project Location: Atlanta, GA

Grant Project Title: US DOT’s FY 2016 National Infrastructure Investments or TIGER VIII Discretionary Grant Program Disc.

Amount: $10,000,000

Additional Details:  The Martin Luther King Jr Drive Corridor Improvement Initiative will construct mobility improvements along approximately seven miles of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to DOT’s Office of Governmental Affairs at (202)366-4573.

 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Grant Recipient: Ms. Serelia D. Woods, Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Understanding drivers and impacts of CGCM biases in representing the decadal variability of Labrador Sea convection

Amount: $232,012

Additional Details:

The overarching objectives of this project are to diagnose the sources of CGCMs biases in the LS focusing on a subset of CMIP5 runs and to quantify the impacts of those biases on the representation of carbon uptake and inventories in the basin. They will be achieved through a sensitivity study to be performed using regional ocean-only ROMS simulations covering most of the North Atlantic forced by momentum, heat and freshwater fluxes, and/or boundary conditions from the CMIP5 runs.This project will establish cause-effect linkages between the representation of mesoscale processes, of the atmospheric forcing fields, and of the gyre circulation, and the (modeled) Labrador Sea circulation, its variability and carbon uptake characteristics. The regional simulations will include an ocean biogeochemical and carbon cycling module. The interpretation of all model analysis will be aided by careful comparisons with shipboard and Argo measurements in the Labrador Sea, and along 53N. In this regard we will build upon our ongoing collaboration with Dr I. Yashayeav at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography. This project will contribute a better understanding of the potential predictability of Labrador Sea convection and of the natural and anthropogenically forced variability of the AMOC.This proposal addresses the objective of the NOAA funding opportunity, CVP AMOC-Climate Linkages in the North and/or South Atlantic (NOAA-OAR-CPO-2016-2004413) to refine the current scientific understanding of the AMOC state, variability and change by focusing on the interannual and decadal variability for the LS branch. The proposed work contributes to three priorities identified in the US AMOC 2014 report and advances the NOAAs Next-Generation Strategic Plan to improve scientific understanding of the changing climate system by diagnosing the physical and biogeochemical biases in the CGCMs that are used in the future prediction and projections by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Grant Recipient: Ms. Stefanie Nagid, Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Grant Project Title: Georgia Coastal Management Program Cycle 19

Amount: $2,385,000

Additional Details:

Georgia Coastal Management Program Cycle 19 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is providing ongoing funding through the National Coastal Zone Management Program to the State of Georgia to help administer the states federally approved coastal management program. The National Coastal Zone Management Program, under the Coastal Zone Management Act, is an important voluntary federal-state partnership that protects, restores, and responsibly develops our nations coastal communities and resources by balancing economic development, coastal uses, and natural resource protection. NOAAs investment of $2,385,000 is leveraging $2,125,000 in state, local, and private funds. These funds will support jobs and provide continued assistance to the Georgia coastal management program to address many important coastal issues in the state including coastal hazards, public access, land conservation, water quality, and coastal community development. For example, one project will improve disaster resiliency in the eleven-county coastal region of Georgia by helping local governments take advantage of existing tools and implement activities that improve resilience while reducing their flood insurance premiums. The funding supports two of the most at-risk communities for flooding, where property owners are among the most economically disadvantaged in the region, allowing the county and city to complete all the necessary steps to become a full participant in the Community Rating System (CRS) program. The funding also supports ongoing coastal policy, planning, permitting, enforcement, water quality monitoring, technical assistance, and communication and outreach programs/activities. The award is also supporting new initiatives such as a multi-year effort to assist coastal communities by fostering awareness and understanding of the role of natural resources in protecting citizens from the effects of natural disasters. In particular, the benefits of utilizing green (natural) infrastructure to reduce flood risk.

Grant Recipient: Ms. Shirley Hall, Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Grant Project Title: Assessment of the demographic recovery criteria for the Norther Recovery Unit of loggerhead turtles using genetic mark-recapture including implementation of high priority recovery actions.

Amount: $503,109

Additional Details:

Assessment of the demographic recovery criteria for the Norther Recovery Unit of loggerhead turtles using genetic mark-recapture including implementation of high priority recovery actions. The Northwest Atlantic Ocean Distinct Population Segment of loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta), listed as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, is one of the two largest nesting aggregations globally. It is therefore critical to species conservation at regional and global scales. The Northern Recovery Unit (NRU) represents a geographically and genetically distinct subpopulation and encompasses the northernmost range of nesting in the U.S. The proposed research will address critical recovery actions necessary to assess the status of NRU loggerhead turtles and will estimate important demographic variables required for population modeling and prioritization of recovery actions. Recovery action objectives include: 1) Estimate nesting female population size, clutch frequency and remigration intervals, 2) Estimate adult female recruitment and survival and compare among females using three major foraging areas, 3) Develop demographic and scenario planning models to forecast population-level responses to conservation and management scenarios, 4) Compare phenology, nest site fidelity, clutch size, and clutch frequency of neophyte and remigrant females, 5) Evaluate the effects of foraging area choice on nesting phenology, clutch size, clutch frequency, and remigration interval, 6) Reassess the southern boundary of the NRU by including northeast Florida, and 7) Develop an optimal subsampling protocol for efficient long-term monitoring.High priority recovery actions addressed include: a) Refine geographic boundaries of recovery units [111, priority 2], b) Monitor trends in nesting [122, priority 1], c) Incorporate standardized nesting survey protocols on additional beaches to fully represent recovery units [123, priority 2], d) Conduct periodic censuses for the recovery units to obtain total nest counts and geographic distribution of nesting [125, priority 2], e) Estimate indices of abundance and determine trends [132, priority 2], f) Determine and monitor clutch frequency [153, priority 2], g) Determine and monitor remigration interval [154, priority 2], and h) Determine age-specific survival probabilities [1614, priority 2].

 

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

 

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Grant Recipient: Trees Atlanta, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Enota Park and Proctor Creek Restoration (GA)

Amount: N/A

Additional Details: Trees Atlanta and partners will remove six acres of invasive species and trash, replant native species to stabilize slopes and streambanks, and highlight the project through adult and youth education programming. In addition, partners will redesign the portion of Proctor Creek that flows through the site and complete a full park design. Project will capitalize on the proximity and timing of the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail (Enota Park Portion) project set for completion by the end of 2017. Partners include the Atlanta BeltLine, Park Pride, the City of Atlanta and the Westview Community Organization.

Grant Recipient: Emerald Corridor Foundation

Grant Project Title: Proctor Creek Rain Garden Partnership (GA)

Amount: N/A

Additional Details: Emerald Corridor Foundation and partners will engage the community in creating a rain garden demonstration project. The rain garden will use native vegetation and drainage techniques to restore habitat, support natural hydrology, and reduce stormwater runoff flows. Project will showcase green infrastructure and land stewardship as tools for urban watershed restoration and conservation. Partners include the Proctor Creek Community Partnership, the Greening Youth Foundation, the Grove Park Neighborhood Association and B+C Studio.

Grant Recipient: Atlanta Audubon Society

Grant Project Title: Restoring Bird-Friendly Habitat in Peachtree Creek Watershed (GA)

Amount: N/A

Additional Details: Atlanta Audubon Society and partners will restore 15 acres of bird habitat on two sites in the Peachtree Creek Watershed and create baseline bird data to aid conservation planning. Project will provide numerous citizen science and education opportunities to the local community and double the partnership's local impact on bird habitat. Activities will result in 125 community volunteers engaged and 500 people educated. Partners include the Olmstead Linear Parks Alliance, the City of Clarkston, Friends of Friendship Forest, the Greening Youth Foundation, the National Audubon Society and the Georgia Native Plant Society.

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to the Office of Congressional Relations division of the NFWF at (202) 857-0166.

 

 

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