by Lisa Sorg
UNC received more than 78 percent of Orange County’s federal stimulus money—$92 million of the total $117.9 million, according to Indy analysis of data released today by ProPublica, an investigative journalism nonprofit organization based in New York city.
The total county funding equals $932 per resident.
To see the full list, click on the ProPublica link.
Most of UNC’s stimulus grants, contracts and loans came through the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.
NIH money went to research on salivary gland disease, autism behaviors, melanoma, Alzheimer’s, opiate addiction, genetic disorders and HIV. The Department of Energy funded further study of solar fuels, and the NSF awarded money to analyze the development of African American English and its Role in School Achievement.
Other recipients include
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Head Start program: $190,000
Chapel Hill energy efficiency initiatives: $50,000
Capital funding for Chapel Hill public housing: $732,000
Orange County Sheriff's Department justice assistance grants: $238,000