Grant Opportunities


Solid Waste Trust and Grant Funding
Georgia EPD is pleased to announce $3.5M in Solid Waste Trust Fund (SWTF) Grant funding for FY24 to support recycling, waste diversion, and scrap tire abatement and reuse. For more information click here


GOSP Funding Cycle Opening 

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is pleased to announce the opening of the Pre-application period for the 2023-2024 Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program (GOSP). Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program (GOSP) is a grant and loan program administered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and authorized by The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act. Through GOSP, Conserve Georgia Grants and Loans are disperesed for the purpose of the providing stewardship to state parks; state lands and wildlife management areas; to support local parks and trails; and to protect critical conservation lands. Eligible applicants include qualified local governments (as determined by the Department of Community Affairs), constituted recreation authorities (registered with the Department of Community Affairs), state agencies and nongovernmental entitlies with a core mission of conservation. 

More information about the program can be found here


Workforce Housing Grants Available Through OneGeorgia Authority

Georgia’s Rural Workforce Housing Initiative, under DCA’s OneGeorgia Authority, has issued a notice of funding availability to make grants and loans available to assist local communities with housing development to address a shortage of housing stock that impacts the workforce economy. Examples of funding activities include essential community infrastructure needed to support new housing development, land acquisition, and construction finance for workforce housing. 

Fiscal Year 2024 submission deadlines are as follows:

October 13, 2023 for December award announcement

January 12, 2024 for April award announcement

April 12, 2024 for June award announcement

Georgia Recreational Trails Grant Program 
The Georgia Department of Natural Rescources recently announced the opening of the Georgia Recreational Trails Grant Program. Early applications are open now and can be submit up until November 1, 2023. More information about the program can be found here
Upcoming Grant Application Timeline: 
September 1, 2023 - Pre-application window opened 
November 1, 2023 - Pre-application window closed 
February 2024 - Successful pre-applicants invited to start Second-level applicants 
March 31, 2024 - Second-level Application period closes 


Pathways to Removing Obstacles (PRO Housing) Funding Opportunity 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity known as Pathways to Removing Obstacles to Housing (PRO Housing) that aims to support communities by providing $85 million in funding to help identify and remove barriers to affordable housing production and preservation. 

For more information on the funding opportunity, click here