Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Grants Announced For SW Georgia Recipients

Aug 1, 2003
Press Release

U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop has announced the following federal grants and funding allocations for recipients in Georgia’s Second Congressional District, which covers a widespread area of southwest Georgia:

A U.S. Department of Education grant of $894,150 to Darton College of Albany to recruit 100 students from “under represented” populations for a program to increase the state’s high school completion rate.

A U.S. Department of Education allocation of $496,750 to Albany State University to establish a multi-disciplinary early learning center to provide children between the ages of 3 and 14 training in technology, language, arts, music appreciation, science and mathematics, and create a demonstration laboratory for professionals, students, and faculty in social sciences, nursing and administration.

A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant of $119,960 to Albany State University for a program entitled “Head Start Partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities.”

A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant of $491,785 to Albany Area Primary Health Care, Inc. for expansion of services.

A U.S. Department of Homeland Security “Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety” grant of $80,822 to the Ashburn Fire Department.

U.S. House and Urban Development grants for modernization and development of the housing authorities of Albany, $1,176,455; Americus, $850,136; Arlington, $34,239; Ashburn, $223,899; Blakely, $231,355; Boston, $61,358; Cairo, $252,010; Camilla, $658,140; Columbus, $2,758,676; Cordele, $663,159; Cuthbert, $170,423; Doerun, $66,221; Edison, $89,422; Moultrie, $474,297; Newton, $57,058; Pelham, $315,203; Quitman, $320,830; Shellman, $27,751; Sylvester, $338,492; Thomasville, $353,762; Tifton, $549,991; Valdosta, $760,214; Lee County, $140,482; and Stewart County, $95,122.