Urban cities make investments to save and protect green space

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.

Governor’s Water Supply Program makes major water supply projects reality

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.

Weatherization program saves Georgia family

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.

Diana Food makes Banks County, Georgia, its North America home

Low-interest financing helps provide water and sewer infrastructure for major economic development project.

New wastewater treatment plant improves water quality in Valdosta, Georgia

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.

Video case studies highlight major GEFA projects

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.

Savannah Technical College to participate in Solar for Schools Program

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.

Charge Georgia incentivizes EV charging stations in Sandy Springs

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.

Technical assistance program helps Georgia communities with water stewardship

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 staff announcements

GEFA recently welcomed three new staff members to our Water Resources Division.