Governor's Water Supply Program makes major water
supply projects reality
 
January 2011, Gov. Nathan Deal launched the Governor's Water Supply Program (GWSP) to secure water supply resources and to help tackle key water supply challenges. The GWSP financed a variety of projects, including reservoirs, water supply wells, deep aquifer well research, and agriculture irrigation metering. 
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WaterFirst designation awarded to Dallas, Georgia  
 
During the city's monthly council meeting, the city of Dallas was rewarded for their water stewardship by receiving its WaterFirst designation.   Read more

Communities receive financing for environmental infrastructure projects  
 
The GEFA board of directors awarded $84 million to 21 communities for water, wastewater, and sewer infrastructure improvements during its August meeting held in Atlanta.   Read more

Georgia technical colleges to participate in Solar for Schools Program  
 
Ogeechee Technical College and Southern Crescent Technical College received $113,000 in grant funds for students to gain knowledge and hands-on experience in the solar industry.   Read more

Weatherization Assistance Program not only helps save money, it helps save lives  
 
Listen to the Jones family describe their life-changing experience with the Weatherization Assistance Program.   Read more

State Revolving Fund solicitation period now open 
 
The solicitation period for 2019 Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF) projects is open through December 31, 2018. GEFA updated the affordability criteria to provide principal forgiveness to communities most in need of financial assistance. Project readiness will remain an important factor in project scoring.   Read more
GEFA staff announcements
 

GEFA welcomed three new staff members.
  • Ansley Jones, project manager I
  • Larry Paul Jr., project manager II
  • Sean Surles, system administrator III
The following staff members received career path promotions.
  • Amanda Carroll, promoted to senior project manager
  • Tracy Williams, promoted to senior project manager
GEFA around Georgia
 
GEFA will exhibiting at conferences throughout 2018. Stop by and visit if you'll be at one of the events listed below.
  • Georgia Government Finance Officers Association Annual Conference: Stone Mountain, Stone Mountain Park, September 30 - October 3
     
  • Georgia Rural Water Association Fall Conference: Helen, Unicoi State Park and Lodge, October 22-24
     
  • The Georgia Association of Regional Commissions Annual Training Conference:
    Savannah Marriott Riverfront, November 7-9
     
  • Biennial Institute for Georgia Legislators: Athens, UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel, December 9-11