Rep. Lewis announces $85 million in federal grants to 5th District

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 7, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — 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 $85,384,729.55 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 U.S. Department of Transportation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowments for Humanities, and the National Science Foundation, will be announcing the following grant award(s) to recipient(s) within your Congressional district and state

Grant Notifications

Economic Development Administration (EDA)

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2)

Amount: $500,000.00

Additional Details: This EDA investment transfers the experience of Georgia Tech’s Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) in developing university-fostered startup ecosystems to two university communities located in the downtown area of Atlanta: Georgia State University and the four private, historically black colleges and university (HBCU) members of the Atlanta University Center (Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, Morehouse College and the Morehouse School of Medicine). In collaboration with Startup Atlanta, a non-profit convener of startup activity in the broader Atlanta region, EI2 will support an exchange of our best practices focused on the development of student startup curriculum and clubs, faculty commercialization programs, accelerators, and incubators.

 
Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to, please contact EDA at (202) 482-2900.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services  

 

Grant Recipient: Egleston Children`s Hospital at Emory University, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program

Amount: $1,863,468.00

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:130724

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Resource for Nonhuman Primate Immune Reagents

Amount: $504,257.00

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:131732

Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Gonococci: Genetics of Resistance to PMN Proteins

Amount: $409,722.00

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:130813

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: SHARE: Statistical Health Information Release with Differential Privacy

Amount: $350,252.00

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:130524

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Dynamics and Evolution of Immune Responses to Influenza Viruses

Amount: $1,631,454.00

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:130630

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: HIF1a in Neonatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury and White-Matter Vulnerability

Amount: $234,000.00

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:128847

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research

Amount: $240,350.00

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:128913

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Effect of Oxytocin on Brain, Behavior, and Social Development

Amount: $862,726.00

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:131542

Grant Recipient: Emory University

Grant Project Title: Retinal Mechanisms of Refractive Development

Amount: $320,500.00

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:131273

Grant Recipient: Georgia Department of Human Resources

Grant Project Title: Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program

Amount: $1,500,575.00

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:130512

Grant Recipient: Georgia Department of Human Services

Grant Project Title: State Health Insurance Assistance Program

Amount: $1,185,381.00

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:130512

Grant Recipient: Georgia Department of Public Health

Grant Project Title: Ryan White Care Act Title II

Amount: $54,415,137.00

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:131438

Grant Recipient: Georgia Department of Public Health

Grant Project Title: ADAP Shortfall Relief

Amount: $10,262,288.00

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:131443

Grant Recipient: Georgia Institute of Technology

Grant Project Title: Targeting Scleral Stiffness as a Novel Therapeutic Approach in Glaucoma

Amount: $514,817.00

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:131466

Grant Recipient: Georgia Institute of Technology

Grant Project Title: Human Specific Brain DNA Methylation and Neuropsychiatric Diseases

Amount: $796,750.00

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:130741

Grant Recipient: Georgia Institute of Technology

Grant Project Title: Multifunctional Biomaterial for Amelioration of MS in Murine EAE Model

Amount: $210,157.00

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:130263

Grant Recipient: Georgia Institute of Technology

Grant Project Title: Summer Biomechanics, Biotransport and Bioengineering Conference 2014 (SB3C2105)

Amount: $10,000.00

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:130353

Grant Recipient: Georgia State Department of Public Health.

Grant Project Title: Tobacco Control Program

Amount: $1,139,101.00

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:130775

Grant Recipient: Georgia State Department of Public Health

Grant Project Title: GEORGIA BEHAVIORAL RISK FACTOR SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

Amount: $138,778.00

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:130640

Grant Recipient: Medshape Solutions, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Shape-Memory Polymer Device for Distraction Enterogenesis to Treat Short Bowel Syndrome

Amount: $149,457.00

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:130973

Grant Recipient: Morehouse School of Medicine

Grant Project Title: Neuregulin-1 (NRG1) in Preovulatory Granulosa Cell Survival and Anti-inflammatory Role

Amount: $106,125.00

Additional Details: https://hhsgrants.econsys.com/apex/f?p=103:210:0::NO:210:P210_GRANT_ID:131506

If you have any questions, please contact the HHS Press office at:  (202) 690-6343.

U.S. Department of Transportation

Grant Recipient: Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

Grant Project Title: FY 2015 Section 405(b) Occupant Protection Grants

Amount: $581,386.44

Additional Detailshttp://grants.ost.dot.gov/public/ViewMessage.cfm?MsgID=zddamgtx0o

Grant Recipient: Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

Grant Project Title: FY 2015 Section 405(c) State Traffic Safety Information Systems Grants

Amount: $506,068.19

Additional Detailshttp://grants.ost.dot.gov/public/ViewMessage.cfm?MsgID=40uvbk7bet

Grant Recipient: Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

Grant Project Title: FY 2015 Section 405(d) Impaired Driving Countermeasures

Amount: $1,815,831.64

Additional Detailshttp://grants.ost.dot.gov/public/ViewMessage.cfm?MsgID=my91d53080

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

Grant Project Title: FY 2015 Section 402 State and Community Highway Safety Grants

Amount: $3,117,176.19

Additional Detailshttp://grants.ost.dot.gov/public/ViewMessage.cfm?MsgID=551kb7ndwh

Grant Recipient: Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety

Grant Project Title: FY 2015 Section 405(f) Motorcyclist Safety Grants

Amount: $57,217.09

Additional Detailshttp://grants.ost.dot.gov/public/ViewMessage.cfm?MsgID=ycnlf50t5s

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Public Service Commission

Grant Project Title: PHMSA One Call Grants

Amount: $45,000.00

Additional Detailshttp://grants.ost.dot.gov/public/ViewMessage.cfm?MsgID=f2k72lhan1

 

If you have any questions, please contact the U.S. Department of Transportation Press Office at:  (202) 366-4570.

 

National Science Foundation (NSF)

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc.

Grant Project Title: Biogeography of a marine defensive microbial symbiont: relative importance of host defense vs. abiotic factors

Amount: $520,440.00

Additional Detailshttp://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1459524

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia State University Research Foundation, Inc

Grant Project Title: I-Corps: BMEHeathReach Learning Manipulatives, Games and Modules

Amount: $50,000.00

Additional Detailshttp://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1505232

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Collaborative Research: Extrusion Roll Imprinting of High Fidelity Nano-scale Features on Continuously Moving Substrates

Amount: $26,664.00

Additional Detailshttp://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1462101 

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: RI: Doctoral Student Workshop at the Third Annual Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems

Amount: $10,000.00

Additional Detailshttp://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1536084

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Temperature-Dependent Ocean-Atmosphere Equilibration of Carbon Isotopes in Atlantic Thermocline and Surface Waters

Amount: $298,193.00

Additional Detailshttp://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1459563

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: CRII: CHS: SCH: Novel User Interfaces for Reporting Personal Health Data to Lay Individuals

Amount: $174,766.00

Additional Detailshttp://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1464214

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: Forecasting Innovation Pathways of Big Data & Analytics

Amount: $49,992.00

Additional Detailshttp://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1464214

 

Grant Recipient: Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Grant Project Title: AG15: SIAM Conference on Applied Algebraic Geometry

Amount: $25,000.00

Additional Detailshttp://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1527370  

Grant Recipient: Spelman College

Grant Project Title: CAREER: A Probabilistic Gene Network Model of Cellular Aging and its Application on the Conserved Lifespan Extension Mechanisms of Dietary Restriction

Amount: $611,700.00

Additional Details http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1453078

 

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: Standardizing Botnet Enumeration

Amount: $150,000.00

Additional Details: Standardizing Botnet Enumeration – To assess the impact of various security measures and scientific means to measure the botnet phenomenon. This program will solve two important problems. 1. The first is how to systemically measure the population of botnets. 2. The second involves the periodic exposure of a dataset that researchers can use to study the lifetime of botnets and validate measurement methodology.

Any questions regarding this notification should be addressed to NIST’s Office of Public and Business Affairs at (301)-975- 6478.

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