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Federal Grants Announcement - $115 Million in Grants

October 24, 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 $115,083,444 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, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Energy, and the U.S. 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 (HHS)

Grant Recipient: Task Force for Global Health Inc.

Grant Project Title: GH15-1619, PIO/HQ "Strengthening Applied Epidemiology and Sustainable International Public Health Capacity through the Field Epidemiology Training Programs"

Amount: $18,413,237

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:168867

           

Recipient: Georgia State University

Grant Project Title: Advances in the Study of Social Neuroendocrinology

Amount: $227,250

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:170014

 

Recipient: Emory University

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

Amount: $547,214

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:170090

 

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: CRCNS: Multi-scale models of proprioceptive encoding for sensorimotor control

Amount: $371,622

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:169975

 

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Development and Assessment of Decision Supporting System for Renal studies

Amount: $351,000

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:169958

 

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Georgia Diabetes Translation Research Center

Amount: $532,185

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:169947

 

Recipient: St. Joseph’s Mercy Care Services

Grant Project Title: Health Center Cluster

Amount: $71,408

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:170606

 

Recipient: Georgia Department of Community Health

Grant Project Title: Health Center Cluster

Amount: $83,848

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:170850

Recipient: Palmetto Health Council, Inc

Grant Project Title: Health Center Cluster

Amount: $65,163

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:170956

 

Recipient: The Family Health Centers of Georgia, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Health Center Cluster

Amount: $74,401

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:170979

 

Recipient: Southside Medical Center, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Health Center Cluster

Amount: $98,306

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:171051

 

Recipient: Meridian Education Resource Group, Inc.   

Grant Project Title: Health Center Cluster

Amount: $43,685

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:171295

 

Recipient: Health Education, Assessment and Leadership, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Health Center Cluster

Amount: $47,182

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:171692

 

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Planning a Regional Center of Research Excellence in Non-communicable Diseases in India

Amount: $289,628

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:171849

Recipient: Georgia Institute of Technology

Grant Project Title: The Impact of the Intrauterine and Early Childhood Environments on Neurocognitive and Metabolic Development in African American Youth: Focus on the Gut-Brain Axis

Amount: $1,414,931

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:171977

 

Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: ALIGN v.2.0: Identification and Quantification of Real Time Barriers to Community Mobility

Amount: $199,940

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:170362

 

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Impact of prenatal insecticide exposure on neurodevelopmental trajectories in a Thai birth cohort: building exposure science and neurodevelopmental research capacity in Thailand

Amount: $563,957

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:170408

                                            

Recipient: Clark Atlanta University

Grant Project Title: Grants to Support the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Health Services Research Grant Program

Amount: $215,000

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:170556

 

Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Personalized Medicine for Pressure Ulcer Prevention: Clinical Measures of Buttocks Deformation

Amount: $199,985

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:170588

                                     

Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Assistive Software Knowledgebase for Computers and Mobile Devices

Amount: $200,000

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:170590

 

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Impact of Trauma Exposure on Critical Periods in Brain Development and Fear Processing in Children

Amount: $542,009

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:172531

 

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Impact of eliminating nonmedical exemptions in California

Amount: $739,056

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:172518

 

Recipient: Morehouse School of Medicine

Grant Project Title: Morehouse School of Medicine/Tuskegee University/UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Partnership

Amount: $1,124,237

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:172605

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: Conference on Mathematical Results in Quantum Physics; October 8-11, 2016, Georgia Institute of Technology

Amount: $45,000

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1643086

                                           

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: A Shared Autonomy Approach to Robotic Arm Assistance with Daily Activities

Amount: $298,503

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1605228

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Computational and Communication Efficient Distributed Statistical Methods with Theoretical Guarantees

Amount: $375,000

Additional Details:   http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1613152  

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Collaborative Research: RAPID: CS-NYCE: An Ecological Approach to Understanding the Rollout of Student-Centered Computer Science Education in New York City

Amount: $58,627

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1645710

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Collaborative Research: CDS&E-MSS: Local Approximation for Large Scale Spatial Modeling

Amount: $75,000

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1621722    

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: CRISP Type 1/Collaborative Research: Sustainable and Resilient Design of Interdependent Water and Energy Systems at the Infrastructure-Human-Resource Nexus

Amount: $246,937

Additional Details:   http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1638268     

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Collaborative Research: Promoting Reasoning In Undergraduate Mathematics (PRIUM)

Amount: $310,409

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1624970

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Combining Craft and Performance to Teach Physical Computing

Amount: $298,885

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1612686

 

Grant Recipient: Clark Atlanta University

Grant Project Title: MRI: Acquisition of a Modern Secondary Ion Spectrometer for Multidisciplinary Research and Training of Next Generation Scientists

Amount: $693,854

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1625050    

 

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Using the emulsion glass transition to test the universality of jamming

Amount: $378,513

Additional Details:   http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1609763    

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: EAGER: Developing An Intelligent Computational-Healthcare Decision Support

Amount: $100,000

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1651360   

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: EAGER: Collaborative Research: Structural Characteristics and the Pace of Scientific Advance

Amount: $35,316

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1646459   

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: PFI:BIC Next Generation Real-Time Distributed Manufacturing Service Systems Using Digital Process Planning and GPU-Accelerated Parallel Computing

Amount: $1,000,000

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1631803

 

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Scholars Award: The Co-production of Knowledge by Reproductive Justice Advocates and Molecular Biologists

Amount: $179,400

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1632660

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Georgia Tech's Scholarship-for-Service (SFS) Program

Amount: $4,999,996

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1565523

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: EXP: Fostering Self-Correcting Reasoning with Reflection Systems

Amount: $549,958

Additional Details:   http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1623419      

 

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: BD Spokes: SPOKE: SOUTH: Large-Scale Medical Informatics for Patient Care Coordination and Engagement

Amount: $1,000,000

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1636933

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Enabling Milliarcsecond Astrophysics: Open access for the CHARA Array

Amount: $3,902,331

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1636624&HistoricalAwards=false

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Collaborative Research: Prediction, Optimization and Control for Information Propagation on Networks: A Differential Equation and Mass Transportation Based Approach

Amount: $99,770

Additional Details:   http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1620342     

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Collaborative Research: Prediction, Optimization and Control for Information Propagation on Networks: A Differential Equation and Mass Transportation Based Approach
Amount: $164,825

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1620345

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Applied Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: US Ignite: Collaborative Research: Focus Area 1: Fleet Management of Large-Scale Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Urban Settings

Amount: $299,359

Additional Details:   http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1647167     

 

Grant Recipient: Pointivo, Inc.

Grant Project Title: SBIR Phase II: Automatic Generation of As-Built BIM Models Using a Single Video Camera

Amount: $750,000

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1632248    

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: SI2-SSE: Collaborative Research: High Performance Low Rank Approximation for Scalable Data Analytics

Amount: $332,283

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1642410    

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Collaborative Research: Mixing Learning Experiences for Computer Programming Across Museums, Classrooms, and the Home Using Computational Music

Amount: $2,517,690

Additional Details:   http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1612644     

 

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: RCN-UBE:The Neuroscience Case Network (NeuroCaseNet)

Amount: $498,814

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1624104    

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Advancing Computational Thinking in Information Technology Courses Using Integrated Culturally Relevant Science Content and Practices

Amount: $2,496,391

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1639946    

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Enabling Milliarcsecond Astrophysics: Open access for the CHARA Array

Amount: $3,902,331

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1636624

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Collaborative Research: Workshop on Acquiring and Sharing Data Within the CMMI Research Community; Arlington, Virginia; December 7-8, 2016

Amount: $49,931

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1652999   

 

Grant Recipient: Clark Atlanta University

Grant Project Title: Collaborative Research: NSF INCLUDES: An Integrated Approach to Retain Underrepresented Minority Students in STEM Disciplines

Amount: $60,621

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1649237

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: BD Spokes: SPOKE: SOUTH: Collaborative: Smart Grids Big Data

Amount: $250,001

Additional Details:   http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1636783     

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Collaborative Research: Towards an Accurate, High-Fidelity Modeling System for Multiphysics and Multiscale Coastal Ocean Flows

Amount: $75,000

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1622453    

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Collaborative Research: Mixing Learning Experiences for Computer Programming Across Museums, Classrooms, and the Home Using Computational Music

Amount: $2,517,690

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1612644&HistoricalAwards=false    

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Collaborative Research: Factors of Success in a Community-based, Interactive Engagement Learning Environment: Perspectives from a Minority Serving Institution

Amount: $179,347

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1625414

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Program to integrate mobile, hands-on experiments into the ME, AE, and ECE curricula

Amount: $599,947

Additional Details:  http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1626362

 

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 Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Amount: $4,489,137

Additional Details:  Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership - As a result of the recent Federal Funding Opportunity 2016-NIST-MEP-01, MEP has selected the Georgia Tech Research Corporation to operate the MEP Center in the State of Georgia. This award will be a multi-year award (5 years) cover the period October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2021. NIST Awards Funding to Support Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers For Immediate Release: Aug. 31, 2016 The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will award more than $36 million in annual funding to organizations in 11 states and Puerto Rico, as part of its efforts to enhance the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers. The five-year funding agreements will support Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) centers, which provide a wide range of services to small and medium-sized manufacturers in every state and Puerto Rico. The awards will go to organizations in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Utah and Vermont and provide funding for the first year of the five-year agreements. Continued funding is subject to the availability of annual appropriations and successful annual reviews. One remaining award from this federal funding opportunity, announced in January 2016, is still in process. The following organizations will sign cooperative agreements to operate centers in their states: • Alabama Technology Network (Montgomery) - $1,780,800 • Arkansas Economic Development Commission (Little Rock) - $971,218 MEP center name: Arkansas Economic Development Commission Manufacturing Solutions • California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (Torrance) - $14,046,449 • Georgia Tech Research Corporation (Atlanta) - $2,693,482 MEP center name: Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership • Louisiana Community and Technical College System (Baton Rouge) - $1,197,546 MEP center name: MEPoL • Missouri IncuTech Foundation (Rolla) - $2,207,873 MEP center name: Missouri Enterprise • Montana State University (Bozeman) - $512,000 MEP center name: Montana Manufacturing Extension Center • State of Ohio, Development Services Agency (Columbus) - $5,246,822 MEP center name: Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership • Pennsylvania IRC Network Foundation (Williamsport) - $5,280,576 MEP center name: Pennsylvania Manufacturing Extension Partnership • Puerto Rico Manufacturing Extension, Inc. (San Juan) - $643,133 MEP center name: PRIMEX • University of Utah (Salt Lake City) - $1,147,573 MEP center name: University of Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership • Vermont State Colleges (Randolph Center) - $600,000 MEP center name: Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center Proposals were reviewed by government and independent experts and evaluated against a number of criteria, including demonstration of a thorough understanding of market needs and how proposed service offerings would meet those needs. The reviewers also looked at the proposed business models, performance measurements and metrics, partnership potential, staff qualifications and program management, as well as financial and nonfederal cost-share plans. The new agreement reduces the centers’ cost-share burden by reducing the amount of required matching funds from nonfederal sources. For every dollar of federal investment, MEP clients generate nearly $17 in new sales, which translates into $2.3 billion in new sales annually. And for every $1,900 of federal investment, MEP creates or retains one U.S. manufacturing job. Since 1988, MEP has worked with more than 86,000 manufacturers, leading to $96.4 billion in sales and $15.7 billion in cost savings, and it has helped create nearly 800,000 jobs. Read about some of MEP’s successes on its website. To learn more about NIST, visit www.nist.gov..

 

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: City of Atlanta

Grant Project Title: Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International: Rehabilitate Taxiway

Amount: $12,719,350

Additional Details:  This grant will provide federal funding for the Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia. This grant is being increased from $2,541,166 to $15,260,516. The increase is based on the availability of additional federal funding. This project will fund the reconstruction of 3,450 feet of existing Taxiway E, E5, L6, F3 and D pavements that require rehabilitation to ensure safe airfield operations. Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport is a large-hub primary airport associated with Atlanta, Georgia.

Grant Recipient: City of Atlanta

Grant Project Title:       Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International: Noise Mitigation Measures for Residences within 65 - 69

Amount: $29,730,979

Additional Details:  This grant will provide federal funding for the Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia. This project provides for the continuing mitigation of airport noise impacted properties within in the 65-69 DNL noise contours surrounding the airport as defined in the 2008 FAA approved Part 150 Study. This project will benefit approximately 2,442 residents in both multi-family and single-family homes and 275 students. Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport is a large-hub primary airport associated with Atlanta, Georgia.

Grant Recipient: State of Georgia

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

Amount: $8,339,492

Additional Details:  This grant will provide federal funding for airports in the Georgia State Block Grant Program. This grant includes funding for Cartersville Airport, Congressional District 11, to improve Runway 1/19 Safety Area in the amount of $1,850,000. This is Phase 2 of 4. This grant includes funding for Habersham County Airport, Congressional District 09, to construct a parallel taxiway in the amount of $2,850,000. This is the fourth and final Phase of construction. This grant includes funding for DeKalb-Peachtree Airport, Congressional District 06, to address the locations identified in the national Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM) program in the amount of $1,000,000. This grant includes funding for Fulton County Airport, Congressional District 05, to address the locations identified in the national Runway Incursion Mitigation (RIM) program in the amount of $1,382,000. This grant includes funding for Cobb County-McCollum Field, Congressional District 11, to rehabilitate the apron in the amount of $1,257,492.

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

 

 

Department of Energy (DOE)

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Pushing the Efficiency Limit of Low-Cost, Industrially-Relevant Silicon Solar Cells by Advancing Cell Structures and Technology Innovations

Amount: $1,125,000 (SunShot Award Amount)

Additional Details: This project is advancing manufacturable silicon cell technologies to above 22% efficiency through the use of passivated selective emitter and selective back surface field (BSF) contact geometries. The improved contact and metallization methods investigated during the course of the project will reduce recombination and improve cell performance by up to 2% absolute efficiency. Multiple fabrication methodologies will be investigated to determine the most cost-effective method for producing the laterally patterned doping profiles needed to realize this high performance cell technology.

 

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

 

U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)

Grant Recipient: Herman J. Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Grant Project Title: Construction of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Incubator

Amount: $2,922,513 (EDA Investment)

Additional Details: This EDA investment funds the design and renovation of an existing building for development of the Russell Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  The new facility, which will be constructed to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards, will provide space for over 100 emerging entrepreneurial companies to support long-term disaster recovery efforts by adding economic resiliency to the city of Atlanta through increased economic diversification.  In addition, the project will be a model of public/private partnership to create economic opportunity and inclusive innovation and catalyze transformation of the Atlanta Westside, a designated Promise Zone area.

 

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

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