6th District slated for $7 million in federal grants

jself@thestate.comJuly 7, 2014 

COLUMBIA More than $7 million in federal grants are flowing to the 6th congressional district, U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn's office announced Monday.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded $391,238 to the S.C. Office of State Fire Marshal for a state fire training academy and $95,665 to Jamestown Rural Fire Department for operations and safety, according to a news release from the U.S. House assistant Democratic leader's office.

The Department of Health and Human Services awarded three grants to 6th District recipients.

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control will receive a $5.5 million Title X family planning services grant. The University of South Carolina Research Foundation will receive $1.1 million for healthcare work, and USC's Columbia campus will receive $333,750 for mental health research.

“I applaud the innovations of South Carolina entities that are developing new options for employment and health research,” Clyburn said.

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