Congressman Clyburn Announces Millions in New Grant Dollars Coming to the 6th Congressional District

Jul 7, 2014

(Columbia, SC) – House Assistant Democratic Leader and South Carolina Congressman James E. Clyburn announced today five new grants, totaling over $7 million, awarded to South Carolina and the 6th Congressional District.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA awarded two grants to Columbia and Jamestown, South Carolina for a State Fire Training Academy and Operations and Safety, respectively, at their local Fire Stations. The South Carolina Fire Marshal’s office will receive $391,238, while the Jamestown Rural Fire Department will receive $95,665.

The Department of Health and Human Services awarded three entities with grants to assist in their continued studies. The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) will be receiving $5,539,900 for a grant titled “Title X Family Planning Services Program.” The University of South Carolina Research Foundation will be receiving $1,099,013 for their work with the Health Care Innovative; while the University of South Carolina – Columbia will be receiving $333,750 for a mental health research grant.

“It is a tremendous accomplishment of these communities in the 6th Congressional District for them to be receiving over $7 million in grants for a variety of studies from fire safety to mental health research,” Congressman Clyburn said. “I applaud the innovations of South Carolina entities that are developing new options for employment and health research.”