Renewable energy grants awarded to three organizations  

GEFA awarded three organizations $130,000 in renewable energy grants to install solar energy panels and increase awareness and education of renewable energy production. 
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Communities receive financing for environmental infrastructure projects      

The GEFA board of directors awarded $76.1 million to 16 communities for water, wastewater, and sewer infrastructure improvements during its August meeting Read more
Golden Girls of Alcovy Shores resolve water emergency      
 
In October 2016, the Alcovy Shores Water and Sewer Authority encountered a major emergency. With no way of getting water to their customers, learn how the Golden Girls of Alcovy Shores fixed the problem.  Watch video
State Revolving Fund call for projects now open     
 
The call for projects period for 2020 Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund projects is open through January 31, 2020 Read more
Procurement resources for architectural and
engineering  services available to local governments
 
   
For a project to be eligible for financing after January 1, 2021, GEFA borrowers are required to use a qualifications-based selection (QBS) process to competitively procure architectural and engineering services. To help borrowers meet this requirement, GEFA developed templates with instructions that outline the steps of a QBS process.  Read more
GEFA staff announcements   
 
Governor Kemp appointed four new members to the GEFA board of directors.  Read more
  • Commissioner Eugene Cason, Dooly County Board of Commissioners 
  • Commissioner Scott Orenstein, Lowndes County Board of Commissioners
  • Rick Story, at-large member 
  • Mayor Mike Young, City of McRae-Helena  
Congratulations to Mayor Boyd Austin on his reappointment to the GEFA board of Directors. 

GEFA would like to thank our former board members for their dedicated service to GEFA and the state of Georgia:
  • Stephen Gray, at-large member
  • Commissioner Grady Thompson, Tift County Board of Commissioners
  • Commissioner Travis Turner, White County Board of Commissioners 
The following staff members received certificates of completion.
  • Charlette Brown - Grants Management Certification, Management Concepts
  • Valerie Zackery - Georgia Certified Procurement Associate, Georgia Department of Administrative Services 
GEFA has nothing but well wishes for Sean Surles who recently accepted a new job opprotunity as a senior systems administrator with Aveanna Healthcare.
GEFA around Georgia
 
GEFA will be exhibiting at conferences in 2019. Visit with us if you'll be at one of the events below.
  • Georgia Rural Water Association Fall Conference: Helen, Unicoi State Park & Lodge, October 28-30
  • Georgia Association of State Facilities Administrator Conference: Savannah, The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, November 3-5
  • Georgia Association of Regional Commissions Annual Training Conference: St. Simons Island, King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, November 6-8