Jul 01 2004

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today toured the manufacturing plant of Technical Solutions Group (TSG) in Ladson. TSG, a subsidiary of Force Protection, Inc., manufactures and markets vehicles designed to both protect troops, equipment and detonate and remove mines. The company combines a proprietary capsule design with American automotive technology to produce vehicles with a high level of protection, visibility, load carrying capacity, interior space and parts availability- all critical qualities in military vehicles. TSG was recently awarded a contract to provide twenty-one Buffalo Mine Protected Clearance Vehicles to the U.S. Army. In addition, Graham assisted in securing $6.4 million in the Senate’s Fiscal Year 2005 Defense Appropriations Act to provide additional Buffalo vehicles to the armed forces. “Our state is the tip of the spear for our nation’s armed forces,” said Graham. “South Carolina is a leader in military technology and plays a vital role in the war on terrorism. I am proud to be from a state that is invaluable to America’s fighting force. We provide the human assets and support systems that make the U.S. military the world’s premier fighting force.” “Our men and women in uniform deserve the best equipment and training available,” said Graham. “The Buffalo will help protect our soldiers from landmines and roadside bombs as they carry out their duties in Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s an important vehicle helping our soldiers fulfill critical missions.” “The development of this cutting-edge technology is vitally important for our armed services,” said Graham. “The production of these vehicles serves the interests of the military and the community. It’s a winning situation for all involved.” Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has been an advocate for additional armed vehicle protection for U.S. soldiers and Marines in the global war on terror. ####

Jul 01 2004

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the South Carolina Employment Security Commission in Columbia, and Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina in North Charleston will receive grants to help homeless veterans secure meaningful employment. The South Carolina Employment Security Commission will receive a $200,000 grant to provide services throughout the state. Goodwill Industries of Lower South Carolina will receive a $172,280 grant to provide services in Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties. The funds will be used to enroll homeless veterans into a program that will provide emergency shelter, substance abuse counseling, job counseling, employment assistance, and other services such as transportation, subsistence, and medical referral. Graham is a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. ####

Jun 30 2004

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the Rural Crossroads Institute in Columbia will receive a $165,000 grant to provide job training assistance to residents of Lee County. The funds will be used to implement a job-ready program to assist individuals with pre-employment skills training. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. ####

Jun 30 2004

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and U.S. Representative Henry Brown (R-South Carolina) today announced Horry County Schools will receive a $981,562 grant to improve teaching programs in American history. “This is an innovative program that will allow American history teachers to continue their education and hone teaching skills,” said Graham, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. “Professional development for South Carolina’s teachers provides a better education for our students.” "This grant showcases one of the more creative components of the No Child Left Behind Act," Brown said. "At the same time, it illustrates the program's direct impact on classroom instruction." The funds will be used to improve the quality of history instruction by supporting professional development for teachers of American history. Each summer, 40 teachers will participate in a staff development program that includes the study of primary source documents, backward planning unit design, and online seminars, as well as training in the Paideia instructional model. Seminars will focus on the latest historiography, major historical debates, and primary documents. The project’s goals are to (1) design, pilot, and institutionalize a three-year staff development model; (2) develop methods for working with school administrators to support this model; and (3) design and implement an instructional review process. For this three-year project, Horry County Schools will team with the National Paideia Center, Southeastern Region Vision for Education (SERVE), the National Humanities Center (NHC), the Center for Gifted Education, Francis Marion University, Furman University, and Coastal Carolina University. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. ####

Jun 30 2004

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Allendale County Alive and the University of South Carolina Research Foundation will receive federal grants. The grants total more than $383,000 and will assist business and economic development efforts in Allendale and the surrounding communities.
  • Allendale County ALIVE will receive a $250,000 grant to establish a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF). The RLF will be used to assist entrepreneurial activities and business expansions in Allendale County and the towns of Allendale, Fairfax, Sycamore, and Ulmer. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
  • The USC Research Foundation will receive a $133,841 grant to provide support for the USC Salkehatchie Leadership Center (SLC) in Allendale. The center provides training in leadership development, support services to agencies and non-profit organizations, and, runs a small business development center. The SLC serves Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Colleton, and Hampton Counties. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Jun 30 2004

Anderson, SC - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R, SC) and Representative Gresham Barrett (R, SC-3) today announced that Anderson School District One will receive a grant worth nearly $1 million through the Teaching American History Grant program. "This is an innovative program that will allow American history teachers to continue their education and hone teaching skills," said Graham, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. "Professional development for South Carolina's teachers provides a better education for our students." "This is great news for the teachers and students of Anderson School District One," said Barrett. "It is important that our children learn American history so they can better understand America's place in the world, and better appreciate why we fight so hard to protect the freedoms we enjoy. This program will better enable that to happen." Anderson School District One will team up with the History Department at Clemson University, Anderson County Historical Society, Anderson County Library, Social Studies Consulting Services, and South Carolina Museum to promote excellence in the teaching and learning of American history. The Teaching American History Grant program is a discretionary grant program funded under the No Child Left Behind Act. The goal of the program is to support projects that raise student achievement by improving teachers' knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of American history. The program targets teachers in grades four and five without history credentials for intensive professional development including school-year retreats, summer institutes, peer support, hands-on training and coaching, designing model classrooms, technology support, and after-school student-teacher extension groups. The summer institutes address: the 13 Colonies, American Revolution, Constitution, 18th century Virginia, Civil War, Reconstruction, Western Expansion, Native American experience, Freedom of Expression, World War I, Great Depression, New Deal, World War II, Race and Rights, Role of Anderson County, and major development from WWII to the present. ###

Jun 30 2004

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and U.S. Representative Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina) today announced Richland County School District 2 will receive a $999,558 grant to improve teaching programs in American history. “This is an innovative program that will allow American history teachers to continue their education and hone teaching skills,” said Graham, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. “Professional development for South Carolina’s teachers provides a better education for our students.” "I am proud to join Senator Graham in announcing these funds that will greatly enhance the educational opportunities of the children in South Carolina's Midlands," said Congressman Wilson. "President Bush has consistently worked to improve education throughout the nation, and this initiative will help ensure that no child is left behind." The funds will be used to improve the quality of history instruction by supporting professional development for teachers of American history. The three-year project provides content-driven professional development for American History teachers in grades four, five, eight, and eleven through summer institutes and post-institute support in three regions of South Carolina. Participants receive 30 hours of content instruction, 15 hours of cultural institution collaboration, and 15 hours of method instruction. The project is aimed at helping teachers to develop innovative teaching techniques through use of local primary sources, and to connect national history to local and regional events, people and places. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. ####

Jun 28 2004

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made the following statement on the handover of sovereignty in Iraq to the interim Iraqi government. Graham is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. “I believe it’s smart to accelerate the handover of sovereignty to the interim Iraqi government. It highlights the fact Iraqi’s are ready and eager to assume self-governance. “The insurgents represent the past. They are trying to hold onto power because in a free and democratic Iraq the Saddam loyalists lose big time. The terrorists see Iraq as a frontline battle in their effort to undermine liberty and destroy peace loving people throughout the world. Their ultimate goal is to create a radical fundamentalist safe haven in Iraq. “After my recent visit to Iraq, I am convinced the Iraqi people have the will to defeat the terrorists. If we provide them with the capability, they are willing to pay a heavy price for their freedom. “We must redouble our efforts to provide well-trained forces capable of supporting the new government and increase efforts to help improve infrastructure, schools, and health care. Now is the time for the international community to step up to plate. “A successful democracy in Iraq is in the best interest of the world community. It is also a first step in eradicating extremism in the Middle East and terrorism around the globe.” ####

Jun 25 2004

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the Medical University of South Carolina has been awarded three grants for more than $788,000 to conduct medical research. The following grants were awarded:
  • $270,100 for clinical research related to neurological disorders.
  • $262,800 for cancer biology research.
  • $255,500 for heart and vascular disease research.
“MUSC is on the cutting edge of medical research,” said Graham. “The work they do saves lives.” The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ####

Jun 25 2004

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the South Carolina Department of Public Safety will receive a $738,700 grant to aid in strengthening the state’s juvenile justice system. The money was awarded through the Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (JABG) program. The JABG program helps states and local governments improve their juvenile justice systems. Awards are made to each state based on the population of youth under the age of eighteen. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice. ####