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Graves Announces $13.3 Million in Transportation and Health Grants to Louisiana's 6th Congressional District

May 27, 2020
Press Release

BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (South Louisiana) announced $13,307,605 through six grants in Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District.

Louisiana State University (LSU) will receive $2,632,700 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for the Transportation Consortium of Southcentral States, which is authorized in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act). The program is composed of several consortium members, including LSU and Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC), and the research priority is to improve the durability and extending the life of transportation infrastructure. More information can be found here on the continuation funding.  

The U.S. Department of Health and Human (HHS) awarded $10,674,905 in grants to five entities. Below is the individualized information.

HHS Grants Information:

  • Grantee Name: Louisiana Department of Health
    • Awarding Office: Assistant Secretary for Public Response / Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
    • Program Title: Hospital Preparedness Program
    • Title of Grant: Louisiana HPP Grant Application
    • Amount Awarded: $1,960,117
  • Grantee Name: LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center
    • Awarding Office: National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Diseases
    • Program Title: Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Research
    • Title of Grant: SGK1 is a regulator of islet beta cell mass and secretory function
    • Award Amount: $ 370,000
  • Grantee Name: Louisiana State University
    • Awarding Office: National Institute on Aging
    • Program Title: Aging Research
    • Title of Grant: Evaluating pexophagy as an early cellular marker of aging
    • Award Amount: $72,115
  • Grantee Name: Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
    • Awarding Office: 75 / HRSA Program Headquarters Office
    • Program Title: A22 - Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships
    • Title of Grant: Nurse Anesthetist Traineeships
    • Award Amount: $36,476
  • Grantee Name: Louisiana Department of Health
    • Awarding Office: Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services / Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services
    • Program Title: Money Follows the Person (RCMFTP)
    • Title of Grant: Louisiana MFP Rebalancing Demonstration Proposal- Focuses on the transition of individuals out of institutions and into home and community based services.
    • Award Amount: $8,236,197