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Federal Grants Announcement - $8.3 Million in Grants

February 20, 2013
Federal Grant Announcements

FEDERAL GRANTS ANNOUNCEMENT

February 20, 2013                                                                                                                                 Contact:  Brenda Jones

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                 (202) 226-4673

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  $8.3 million  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.                                 (more)

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.   

February 20, 2013

Grantee Name

Grant Project Title

Link

   

FULTON COUNTY GOVT, BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

HIV EMERGENCY RELIEF PROJECT GRANTS

$7,702,399.00

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February 19, 2013

Grantee Name

Grant Project Title

Link

   

EMORY UNIVERSITY

Timing of Marriage and Women's Economic Empowerment in Egypt    $78,000.00

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EMORY UNIVERSITY

Defining mechanisms of extracellular communication for cancer therapy  $242,775.00

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Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation DBA Grady Health System

Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns   $243,207.00

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