Current Program Activities and Benefits
GEFA increases the capacity and quality of Georgia's water supply, supports 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.
Improving Georgia’s Water Resources
- In FY2021, projects financed by GEFA provided reliable water, wastewater, and solid waste services to more than 3.1 million Georgians.
- The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) awarded 29 loans totaling $274 million.
- The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) awarded 38 loans totaling $169.4 million.
- The Georgia Fund awarded 18 loans totaling $26.7 million.
- GEFA provided financing to 66 communities, with more than $49.2 million in debt service savings.
- Four communities received WaterFirst designations – city of Carrollton, Clayton County, city of Perry, and the city of Villa Rica.
Conserving Georgia’s Energy Resources
- In FY2021, 40 K-12 and higher education building operations received Building Operator Certification training.
- Six Georgia Solar contracts totaling $223,728 were executed to install small-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and to increase renewable energy education.
- The Solar Resiliency Technical Assistance Program conducted eight feasibility studies and awarded five contracts to increase awareness and incentivize the installation of solar PV and backup batteries at critical facilities.
- The Weatherization Assistance Program weatherized 772 homes positively impacting 1,321 Georgians with an estimated energy savings of 22,619 MBtu.
- The Fuel Storage Tank Program provided oversight and monitoring services for 623 fuel storage tanks at 22 state agencies and departments.
- GEFA helped its agency partners pass nine fuel storage tank site compliance inspections.
- GEFA completed the annual registration for 324 state-owned underground fuel storage tanks.
For more information, view GEFA's annual report.