Metro Atlanta’s Rockdale County is getting a 100 thousand dollar federal grant to help reduce domestic violence homicides. It’s one of 12 communities across the country targeted by the Office on Violence Against Women.
A University of Georgia graduate program that prepares elementary school teachers to work with autistic children has received a federal grant of $1.2 million. The money will help the Collaborative Personnel Preparation in Autism project continue its work through 2017.
A University of Georgia food scientist has been awarded a federal grant worth nearly half a million dollars. Poultry, eggs, raw sprouts and unpasteurized juices are common sources of salmonella. Cooking and pasteurization kill the bacteria in those foods but not in dry and ready-to-eat foods.
A University of Georgia researcher has received a $1 million National Science Foundation grant to study the genetics of soybeans. The study will focus on investigating the function of soybean genes, particularly those that affect crop quality and yield.
A Georgia scientist has been awarded a government grant to help identify coastal areas most vulnerable to hurricanes and other natural hazards. The Augusta Chronicle reports that Georgia Southern University researcher Clark Alexander will work to improve a software tool known as AMBUR.
Georgia is getting a federal labor grant of $3.75 million to help hundreds of workers affected by the closure of the Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital in Rome. State labor officials say the federal cash comes from National Emergency Grant funding to provide training and support services to about 750 affected workers.
Georgia Tech is leading a team of universities that received a $10 million federal grant to develop a computerized early warning system for young children who have autism. The five-year National Science Foundation award will go to researchers designing a tool that would use cameras, microphones, and on-body sensors to identify symptoms of autism in children.
Georgia and Tennessee are applying for a $34 million federal grant to continue the development of a high-speed rail service from Atlanta to Nashville. Georgia Department of Transportation officials said Monday that the money would help speed up development of the train system.