Current Program Activities and Benefits

GEFA increases the capacity and quality of Georgia's water supply, coordinates the protection and preservation of Georgia's land resources, and promotes conservation and advancement of Georgia's energy resources. The agency continues to build upon this success through its commitment to protecting Georgia's natural resources and supporting economic development.

Increasing the capacity and improving the health of Georgia’s Water Resources:

  • Projects financed by GEFA in FY2016 provided reliable water and sewer services to 780,000 Georgians.
  • Local governments using GEFA financing saved $60 million in interest costs over the life of an average 20-year loan in FY2016.
  • The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) awarded $114 million to 24 communities.
  • The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) awarded $23 million to 19 communities
  • The Georgia Fund awarded $31 million to 16 communities.
  • GEFA executed more than $36 million in low-interest loans through the Governor’s Water Supply Program.

Protecting Georgia’s Land Resources:

  • The Georgia Conservation Tax Credit Program facilitated 20 conservation easement donations protecting more than 8,800 acres of land.
  • In FY2016, the Fuel Storage Tank Program (FSTP) provided oversight and monitoring services for 728 fuel storage tanks at more than 20 state agencies and departments.
  • GEFA helped its agency partners pass 84 fuel storage tank site compliance inspections.
  • GEFA completed the annual registration for 342 state-owned underground fuel storage tanks.

Conserving and Advancing Georgia’s Energy Resources:

  • The Charge Georgia Program, an incentive program designed to increase the availability of public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, provided rebates to 24 organizations totaling $371,904 to install 61 new charging stations. 
  • The Weatherization Assistance Program completed weatherization retrofits to 814 units with estimated energy savings of 24,827 MBtu.
  • Impacted 1,170 people through weatherization retrofits.
  • Consolidated from 18 to 16 Weatherization agencies throughout the state.
  • Eighteen K-12 building operators received Building Operator Certification training.
  • Produced the Georgia Energy Report for 2016.

For more information, view GEFA's annual report.