Sep 29 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) will receive a $1,331,869 grant for bioterrorism training. The funds will be used to train health care professionals to recognize and respond to bioterrorism and implement a notification communication system. MUSC partners with the University of South Carolina, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, South Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness, South Carolina Hospital Association, South Carolina Office of Rural Health, South Carolina Primary Health Care Association, and others. Over the past two years, more than 12,000 health care professionals have received bioterrorism training including physicians, nurses, dentists, emergency medical personnel, pharmacists, and social workers. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ####

Sep 29 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced South Carolina Parents Involved in Education (SC PIE) in Lugoff will receive a $755,203 grant to support their abstinence education program. SC PIE is a grassroots organization committed to excellence in the public schools of South Carolina through the meaningful involvement of parents in children’s education. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ####

Sep 28 2005

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint today announced more than $607,000 in grants to fire departments across South Carolina. “Firefighters and emergency service personnel dedicate themselves to protecting the health and safety of South Carolinians,” said Graham. “These grants help fire departments save lives by providing the means to obtain the best equipment and training available.” The Operations and Firefighter Safety Program grant may be used for training, wellness, and fitness programs; the purchase of firefighting equipment and personal protective equipment; and modifications to fire stations and facilities. The grants awarded include: Folly Beach Folly Beach Fire Department will receive $40,409. Inman New Prospect Fire Department will receive $103,357. Lancaster Bell Town Volunteer Fire Department will receive $37,972. Lancaster Fire Department will receive $108,832. Mayo Mayo Area Fire District will receive $89,290. Moncks Corner Whitesville Rural Volunteer Fire Department will receive $29,583. Neeses Neeses Volunteer Fire Department will receive $152,132. Olanta Olanta Rural Fire Department will receive $46,313. The Assistance to Firefighters grant program awards one-year grants directly to local fire departments, enhancing their ability to respond to fire and fire-related hazards in the community. The program supports departments by providing them the tools and resources necessary to protect the health and safety of the public and their firefighting personnel. Grantees share in the cost of the funded project at a percentage based on the population of their respective jurisdiction. Grantees that serve jurisdictions of 50,000 or fewer residents are required to provide a non-Federal cost-share of 10 percent while grantees that serve jurisdictions of over 50,000 provide a 30 percent cost-share. The match must be in cash without the use of in-kind contributions. In addition, the maximum amount of federal funds that an applicant can be awarded is $750,000 during any fiscal year. The grants are made by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. ####

Sep 28 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced $1 million in federal funding will be used for land acquisition at Forty-Acre Rock Heritage Preserve in Lancaster County. The funding will help with the purchase of 2,459 acres to supplement the Preserve, providing a buffer and protection for numerous rare species. The funds were awarded by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. ####

Sep 28 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Palmetto Project, Inc. in Charleston will receive a $1,189,191 Healthy Communities Access Program (HCAP) grant. HCAP grants provide funding to public and private healthcare providers as well as social service, local government and other community-based organizations to strengthen health services for the uninsured and underinsured. The Palmetto Project is a private, non-profit initiative to put new and creative ideas to work in South Carolina. Additional information on the organization can be found on their website: http://www.palmettoproject.org. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ####

Sep 27 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint cast their votes last week in favor of the Fiscal Year 2006 Agriculture Appropriations Bill that contains more than $8.7 million for South Carolina related projects.

“I am pleased that our Congressional delegation worked together to secure funding for these projects,” said Graham.

South Carolina related projects funded in the bill include:

Charleston

  • $3 million for modernization of the U.S. Vegetable Laboratory
  • $100,000 for research on integrated disease management strategies on livestock and crops

Clemson University

  • $1.19 million to for a land use change study
  • $282,000 for crop/pest interaction study
  • $278,000 for peach tree short life study

Florence

  • $250,000 increase in funding for swine lagoon alternatives research at the Agricultural Research Station (ARS)
  • The bill provides language permitting the purchase of land by the ARS research laboratory

South Carolina Related

  • $3.94 million for the Southern Shrimp Alliance

The bill is expected to be signed into law by President Bush.

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Sep 27 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the University of South Carolina Research Foundation will receive $3,942,626 for construction of the Modern Political Collections wing at the Thomas Cooper Library. The Modern Political Collections wing will be the permanent home to archives of long-time South Carolina Senator Fritz Hollings. In addition, the Ernest F. Hollings Center for Public Policy research will be housed in the new facility. The funds were approved in the Fiscal Year 2005 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. ####

Sep 26 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Rock Hill will receive a $525,907 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The CDBG program develops communities and provides housing by expanding economic opportunities for low and moderate income households. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. ####

Sep 23 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced more than $1.1 million in federal grants to support two National Estuarine Research Reserves in South Carolina. The University of South Carolina Research Foundation will receive a $579,724 grant for administration, operation, and maintenance at North Inlet-Winyah Bay in Georgetown County. In addition, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will receive a $555,000 grant for administration, operation, and maintenance at ACE Basin in Charleston. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce. ####

Sep 22 2005

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced nearly $1.25 million in federal grants for parks throughout South Carolina. Edisto Beach The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism will receive $249,808 for the redevelopment of the Live Oak Boat Landing and Dock at Edisto Beach State Park. The funds will be used for the replacement of the boat launch and dock facilities. Kershaw County Kershaw County will receive $250,000 for improvements at Lugoff-Elgin Recreation Complex Phase I. The funds will be used for the construction of four baseball/softball fields, three soccer fields, two tennis courts, a walking trail, restrooms, and parking. Myrtle Beach The South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism will receive $500,000 for improvements at Myrtle Beach State Park. The funds will be used to enhance beach access and dune preservation with the construction of dune crosswalks, boardwalks, and concrete walks. Rock Hill The City of Rock Hill will receive $250,000 for improvements at Glencairn Garden. The funds will be used for the enhancement of trails, terraces, streambeds, and a pond. The grants were awarded by the National Park Service. ####