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


Georgia Wildlife Viewing Grants Program

The DNR Wildlife Resources Division’s Wildlife Viewing Grants Program provides small grants for wildlife viewing projects that increase awareness and appreciation of the state’s nongame wildlife, rare native plants and natural habitats, with an emphasis on species and habitats considered a high priority for conservation in the State Wildlife Action Plan. Grants are available for local governments, non-profit or not-for-profit organizations, and for-profit entities.

The 2022 application period is currently open and will close on January 7, 2022. The online application can be accessed 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


2024 Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP)

Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) recently released the opening of the 2024 Community HOME Investment Program (CHIP) grant application period for approximately $12.5 Million in available grant awards. The goal of the grant is to provide those awarded with funding to assist in housing rehabilitation and new construction of affordable single-family homes.

For more information and eligibility requirements visit the DCA CHIP website here.


2024 Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)

The pre-application window for the 2024 Clean Water State and Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund is now open. Applications are due by Wednesday, January 31, 2024. To apply for the state revolving fund, click here.


Call for Projects: Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) 

The GEFA call for projects is open for the Annual Base State Revolving Fund and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Supplemental Funding. The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) is a federally funded loan program that provides funding for a wide variety of water quality and non-point source projects and water and energy conservation projects. The call for projects is open until Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. 

More details on the CWSRF loan program can found be here


Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant 

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program through GEFA is designed to local governments implement strategies to reduce energy use, lower fossil fuel emissions, and improve energy efficiency. Georgia will receive $2.9 million to disperse to local governments throughout the state. 

For more information on how to apply, click here


Home Energy Rebate Programs 

The Federal Inflation Reduction Act included two rebate programs for home energy efficiency and home electrification projects. GEFA expects the rebates to be available to Georgia residents no later than September 30, 2024. 

Click here to learn more about the home energy rebate programs. 




USDA Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program (CFP)

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the opening of the application period for the Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program (CFP). The CFP is a competitive grant program that provides financial assistance to local government and other entities wishing to protect natural forestland by helping to establish community forest in their communities.

Applications for the CFP are due January 12, 2024. Interested applicants must submit their applications to the State Forestry where the property is located. For more information, view the CFP application requirements here.