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Community Funding Requests FY2023

Project Name: The Georgia Center for Telemedicine
Project Location: Augusta, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Augusta University
Requested Amount: $1,000,000
Description: The Georgia Center for Telemedicine Education (CTE) at Augusta University will serve as an educational resource for telemedicine education.
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Project Name:
 Center for Integrating Science Mathematics, and Computing
Project Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Georgia Institute of Technology 
Requested Amount: $215,000
Description: Engaging Children of Military Families in Robotics and Invention Based STEM Competitions.
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Project Name:
 Soldier Performance and Readiness
Project Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Georgia Southern University
Requested Amount: $5,680,000
Description: Provide for the continued expansion of curricular programs aligned with the Health and Holistic Fitness (H2F) program and the repurposing of existing space on the Armstrong campus in Savannah as a Tactical Performance Research Lab.
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Project Name:
Expanding Engineering with Nature Installation Capacity
Project Location: Athens, Georgia
Project Sponsor: University of Georgia
Requested Amount: $5,000,000
Description: Provide funding to build upon the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Network for Engineering With Nature (N-EWN) initiative, which supports the development and deployment of research, technical assistance, and training in nature-based and hybrid infrastructure solutions through a vast network of university, public and private sector, and non-profit organization partners. Natured-based solutions, in combination with conventional engineering, provide the most cost-effective, sustainable way to maintain Department of Defense readiness by protecting and enhancing the resilience of existing facilities to climate change and severe weather events, as well as planning and design for new facilities. Optimizing natural infrastructure to support the resistance, resilience, and/or recovery capacity of installations differs depending on location, climate hazard exposure, and sensitivity of missions and operations. Funding is requested to dramatically expand the scope and reach of N-EWN to provide additional bandwidth and support to a larger number of installations and communities across the nation to complete comprehensive installation assessments and resilience planning in built and natural infrastructure under altered climate conditions.
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Project Name:
Improvement of Postsecondary Education
Project Location: Valdosta, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Valdosta State University
Requested Amount: $750,000
Description: Expansion of Valdosta State University’s online elementary education degree program and to fund scholarships for teacher paraprofessionals in rural schools in Georgia.
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Project Name: Brunswick Harbor Modifications Project
Project Location:  Brunswick, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Georgia Ports Authority
Requested Amount: $1,600,000
Description: This funding would go towards the Preconstruction, Engineering and Design phase of a Corps of Engineers project to modify the existing federal navigation channel at the Port of Brunswick.
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Project Name: Savannah Harbor Modifications Project
Project Location:  Savannah, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Georgia Ports Authority
Requested Amount: $1,500,000
Description: Large cargo vessels have increased in size since design of the existing harbor, resulting in multiple locations where vessels experience navigational challenges due to their size.
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Project Name: Quacco Road Corridor Improvements
Project Location:  Pooler, Georgia
Project Sponsor: City of Pooler
Requested Amount: $4,000,000
Description: The proposed project will provide additional capacity to accommodate continued development from US 80 / SR 26 to the newly improved Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, which will become SR 17. The project would include widening portions of the roadway from 2 to 3 lanes, milling and resurfacing of the existing roadway. 
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Project Name: Pooler Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion
Project Location:  Pooler, Georgia
Project Sponsor: City of Pooler
Requested Amount: $4,000,000
Description: The Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion project will expand the City of Pooler’s existing 3.3 MGD hollow fiber membrane wastewater treatment plant to 6.233 MGD.
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Project Name: Jimmy DeLoach Parkway Improvements
Project Location:  Pooler, Georgia
Project Sponsor: City of Pooler
Requested Amount: $4,000,000
Description: The proposed project will provide additional capacity to accommodate continued development from US 80 / SR 26 to the newly improved Jimmy DeLoach Parkway, which will become SR 17. The project would include widening portions of the roadway from 2 to 3 lanes, milling and resurfacing of the existing roadway. 
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Project Name: Pine Barren Road Improvement Project
Project Location:  Pooler, Georgia
Project Sponsor: City of Pooler
Requested Amount: $4,000,000
Description: The project would add turn lanes at required intersections, upgrade safety at an existing rail crossing and replace a bridge that is in need of repair. Major improvements will be required at both the US 80 and Pine Barren intersections. Of specific concern will be the improvements implemented to accommodate traffic movements at the school entrance.
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Project Name: The Nature Conservancy
Project Location: Cumberland Island, Georgia
Project Sponsor: National Park Service
Requested Amount: $8,700,000
Description: Requested funding would enable the National Park Service to expand the acreage of the Cumberland Island National Seashore, thereby providing enhanced protection of this critical barrier island and assured public access to its scenic and recreational opportunities.
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Project Name: National Hydrogen Test and Utilization Center
Project Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Georgia Institute of Technology
Requested Amount: $5,000,000
Description: The intent of this request is to develop the safety, gas handling and logistics infrastructure for the Georgia Institute of Technology as they build out hydrogen handling infrastructure and position the state of Georgia as a major enabler of the global hydrogen economy. These facilities will 1) provide technical services to assist companies involved in hydrogen utilization, 2) enable cutting edge industry-relevant research to advanced hydrogen utilization research, and 3) provide early, mid-career and professional educational and workforce development in the area of hydrogen utilization via engagement with a cohort of regional institutions of higher learning (i.e., universities, minority serving institutions, vocational colleges, community training programs, etc.)
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Project Name: Tybee Island Stormwater Detention System
Project Location: Tybee Island, Georgia
Project Sponsor: City of Tybee Island
Requested Amount: $2,600,000
Description: The City of Tybee Island will use these funds to reduce severe flooding from heavy rainfall events on Tybee Island through the installment of a stormwater detention system and large stormwater outfalls and pump station.
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Project Name: Chatham Area Transit Savannah Belles Ferry System Hybrid Electric Fleet
Project Location: Savannah, Georgia
Project Sponsor: Chatham Area Transit
Requested Amount: $1,800,000
Description: Funding would enable our ferry fleet to be fully modernized and enhance our state of good repair, which empowers our oldest vessel to be replaced to hybrid-electric propulsion.
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