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Eligible land conservation projects qualify for a reduced interest rate and must result in the permanent protection of conservation land. The city of Roswell, the Decatur Public Facilities Authority, and the city of Brookhaven are taking advantage of this financing.
The Jones family was experiencing high energy bills and serious health and safety issues with their home. The Weatherization Assistance Program improved their home's efficiency and comfort, fixed a major gas leak, and installed smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
The Governor’s Water Supply Program helped local governments secure new water supply resources utilizing $199.8 million in low-interest loans and $72.7 million in state direct investment funding.
Low-interest financing helps provide water and sewer infrastructure for major economic development project.
GEFA awarded the city of Valdosta with $36.8 million in low-interest financing to help the city resolve wastewater system and treatment issues. The city was experiencing widespread water quality problems in the aftermath of heavy rain events.
The Public Affairs Division gets behind the video camera to highlight GEFA-financed projects—a spring enclosure in Polk County and an electric vehicle (EV) charging station program. Click here for more information.
The Solar for Schools Program will provide students the opportunity to enter the workforce specializing in electrical applications of installing, inspecting, and repairing solar panels.
The Charge Georgia Program—created by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA)—incentivized cities, counties, and universities to install electric vehicle charging stations. The city of Sandy Springs participated in the program and installed two charging stations in Hammond Park.
In 2010, the Georgia General Assembly passed the Georgia Water Stewardship Act (GWSA) that stated all public Georgia water systems, serving more than 3,300 individuals had to conduct an annual water loss audit.
GEFA recently welcomed three new staff members to our Water Resources Division.