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Graves Announces Six Grants Totaling Nearly $6 Million Awarded to Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District

February 28, 2020
Press Release

BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves (R-LA) announced six grants totaling $5,902,770 were awarded to the 6th Congressional District. Five of the grants were awarded from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and one was awarded from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

HHS Grants

Health Center Cluster

  • Grantee Name: Capitol City Family Health Center, Inc., DBA Care South
  • Total Amount Awarded: $263,163
  • Type of Action: Supplement 
  • Notification Date: February 26, 2020

Oncostatin M as a mediator of adipose tissue immune balance

  • Grantee Name: LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center
  • Total Amount Awarded: $111,000
  • Type of Action: New Award
  • Notification Date: February 25, 2020

LSU Superfund Research Center - Environmentally Persistent Free Radicals

  • Grantee Name: Louisiana State University
  • Total Amount Awarded: $2,358,728
  • Type of Action: Competing Continuation
  • Notification Date: February 20, 2020

Botanical Approaches to Combat Metabolic Syndrome

  • Grantee Name: LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center
  • Total Amount Awarded: $534,217
  • Type of Action: Competing Continuation
  • Notification Date: February 18, 2020

Metabolic Basis of Disease

  • Grantee Name: LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center
  • Total Amount Awarded: $2,471,896
  • Type of Action: New Award
  • Notification Date: February 18, 2020

HUD Grant

Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Grants

  • Grantee Name: Housing Authority of East Baton Rouge Parish
  • Total Amount Awarded: $163,766
  • Notification Date: February 27, 2020
  • General Description: This program works to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Public Housing program with public and private resources, for supportive services and resident empowerment activities. These services should enable participating families to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency, or, in the case of elderly or disabled residents, help improve living conditions and enable residents to age-in-place.

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