Oct 01 2003

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has been awarded two grants totaling $1.1 million. SCDNR will receive:
  • A $670,173 grant to support restoration efforts of 10,500 acres of wetland habitats on Bear Island Wildlife Management Area (WMA), Donnelley WMA and the ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge through the rehabilitation of dike systems and the replacement of water control structures.
  • A $507,674 grant to utilize high-resolution, multi-spectral imagery to analyze the distribution and characteristics of South Carolina’s shellfish resources, and make maps that will be available to management agencies and other users.
“South Carolina’s natural resources are one of our most valuable assets,” said Graham. “These grants will help preserve our scenic and recreational habitats.” The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. ####

Oct 01 2003

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced Richland County School District 1 will receive a $743,517 grant to support the establishment of Richland One Middle College at Midlands Technical College as a public charter school for eleventh and twelfth grade students. The school will develop and implement a project-based tech-prep curriculum, deliver comprehensive guidance and career development strategies, and provide students with character education and leadership development. The program will provide students with a generic skill set demanded by employers that is necessary for success after high school. “It is essential that we provide students with alternatives to traditional education models in order to prepare them to enter the working world after graduation,” said Graham, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. “Technical education programs teach students the necessary skills to excel in an area of their choosing, and prepare South Carolina’s students to be on the forefront of emerging technologies.” The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. ####

Oct 01 2003

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, today announced Greenville County schools will receive two grants with over $925,000. Greenville Technical Charter High School will receive a $693,324 grant to support tech-prep education programs. The funds will be used to support a program in which students will earn an associates degree in engineering technology, while completing a rigorous high school curriculum. Greenville County School District will receive a $231,918 grant to support the Grove/Tanglewood Model Arts Project. Educators in grades 3 through 6 will receive training in arts integration techniques and identify entry points to integrate arts into the curriculum. Students will benefit from improved arts instruction, after-school arts programs, and concerts and residencies in the school and community. The program seeks to raise academic achievement, increase average daily attendance, increase positive character development and responsibility, and increase home/school relations. “These programs provide innovative approaches to education that will help improve academic achievement and increase student interest in learning,” said Graham. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. ####

Oct 01 2003

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the College of Charleston will receive $6,782,000 in federal funds to renovate the Earth, Space & Technology Building. The renovated facility will house outreach facilities relative to NASA, the Departments of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Physics and Astronomy, Computer Sciences, and high technology computing labs. It will also include a public museum. “This funding will help the College of Charleston improves its programs, and provide a better educational opportunity for students,” said Graham, a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. “It will help them train tomorrow’s leaders in science and technology.” The funding comes from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The award was previously announced when it was earmarked for the College of Charleston in the 2002 and 2003 federal budgets. ####

Oct 01 2003

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, today announced Anderson County School District 5 will receive a $2.499 million Smaller Learning Communities grant. The Smaller Learning Communities Program is designed to support academic achievement through the implementation of and expansion of small, safe, and successful learning environments in large public high schools. “These grants will help South Carolina schools provide a more complete, effective and personalized learning experience for our students,” said Graham. “The small learning community programs promote achievement and are designed to work with students to address their interests and to encourage success in those fields.” The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. ####

Oct 01 2003

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the National Dropout Prevention Center at Clemson University will receive a $699,312 grant to increase graduation rates of students with disabilities. The funds will be used to support programs that emphasize dropout prevention and re-entry into education by students who have already dropped out of school. The Center will organize and apply a network of knowledge and support sources, interact and collaborate with key organizations that provide programs and professional services, and utilize the expertise of researchers and practitioners to offer outreach activities and resources relevant to dropout prevention activities. “We have a responsibility to educate and inspire young people, and effectively communicate to them the benefits of staying in school,” said Graham. “This grant will help the Center do just that.” ####

Oct 01 2003

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced North Safety Products in Charleston has been awarded a $10 million contract to provide items urgently needed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The contract calls for the delivery of chemical protective, rubber gloves. “South Carolina companies provide the tools necessary to protect the health and safety of our men and women in uniform,” said Graham. “Our armed forces are bringing freedom to an oppressed people, and making the world safer. They deserve the best equipment and supplies money can buy. The employees at North Safety Products should be proud of the role they are playing to win the War on Terrorism.” The contract was awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense. ####

Sep 30 2003

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the Greenville Family Partnership, fiscal agent for the Greenville Safe and Drug Free Alliance, will receive a $100,000 Drug Free Community grant to support their efforts to reduce substance abuse among area youth. The funds will be used to:
  • Distribute educational materials and contact alcohol retailers and resellers to increase awareness of binge drinking and alcohol poisoning among youth;
  • Offer ongoing weekly parenting classes to make parenting skills training as an option for family court;
  • Produce an initial baseline report on youth substance abuse in Greenville County;
  • Produce a plan for addressing gaps in prevention, awareness, and treatment services;
  • Disseminate information through 4 forums, 20 workshops, a call-in radio show, 3 informational mailings, and in insert in the Greenville News;
  • Hold quarterly meetings with law enforcement and government leaders to strengthen alcohol, tobacco, and other drug laws;
  • Develop a written strategic plan based on the results of the baseline study.
“Coalitions like this help South Carolina’s youth avoid the pitfalls of abusing drugs and alcohol,” said Graham. “They take a unique approach to this serious problem, addressing not only law enforcement and education, but also getting families actively involved in the lives of their children.” The Drug-Free Communities Program provides grants of up to $100,000 to community organizations that serve as catalysts for citizen participation in local drug prevention efforts. 183 new grants totaling $17.5 million were awarded today to community anti-drug coalitions across the country. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice. ####

Sep 30 2003

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties, fiscal agent for the Community Roundtable of Irmo, Dutch Fork, and Chapin, will receive a $99,984 Drug Free Community grant to support their efforts to reduce substance abuse among youth in Lexington and Richland counties. The funds will be used to:
  • Establish Family Resource Centers in low-income, subsidized housing communities;
  • Provide youth with tutoring and academic assistance, mentoring, recreational opportunities, and cultural enrichment activities;
  • Implement science-based drug prevention and parenting programs;
  • Support community policing, gang prevention, adult education, and family strengthening initiatives;
  • Improve coalition facilitation and management; raise community awareness;
  • Cultivate membership to increase levels of community involvement;
  • Recruit underrepresented groups t become involved in coalition activities.
“Coalitions like this help South Carolina’s youth avoid the pitfalls of abusing drugs and alcohol,” said Graham. “They take a unique approach to this serious problem, addressing not only law enforcement and education, but also getting families actively involved in the lives of their children.” The Drug-Free Communities Program provides grants of up to $100,000 to community organizations that serve as catalysts for citizen participation in local drug prevention efforts. 183 new grants totaling $17.5 million were awarded today to community anti-drug coalitions across the country. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice. ####

Sep 30 2003

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, today announced $3.2 million in health grants have been awarded to South Carolina. State of South Carolina
  • $376,000 to the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to support SC Access Plus.
  • $40,000 to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to conduct a public awareness campaign about trauma centers. Medical University of South Carolina
  • $325,865 to support the development of orphan care products.
  • $307,490 for research in aging.
  • $211,180 for environmental health hazards research.
  • $139,100 for heart and vascular disease research.
  • $135,920 for kidney diseases, urology and hematology research.
  • $108,000 to support geriatric education centers. South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium
  • $523,890 to research marine toxins. Life Point, Inc. in Charleston
  • $418,903 for programs to increase organ and tissue donation. Care Alliance Health Services in Charleston
  • $371,165 to support early intervention programs in the treatment of AIDS and HIV. University of South Carolina
  • $253,297 to support clinical research science laboratories. Clemson University
  • $73,500 for research in cancer detection and diagnosis.
“The programs supported by these grants not only provide South Carolinians with quality healthcare, but also provide the research necessary to improve the lives of all Americans,” said Graham. ####