Georgia Water/External Links/Assistance

Technical or Planning Assistance


Community Planning


Environmental Management

  • Economic Development Institute at Georgia Tech - "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Georgia Tech’s Center for International Standards and Quality (CISQ) one of eight Local Resource Centers for Environmental Management Systems .... (to) help local agencies adopt environmental management systems to improve their overall environmental performance and meet environmental goals." See also: example application for Barrow County, Georgia.

National Park Service

  • NPS Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program The Rivers & Trails Program "staff provide technical assistance to community groups and local, State, and federal government agencies so they can conserve rivers, preserve open space, and develop trails and greenways."

Financial Assistance


Georgia state programs


Methods for counties and cities to raise funds:

  • Business Improvement District (BID)
  • Community Improvement District (CID)
  • Homestead Option Sales Tax
  • Local Option Sales Tax (LOST)
  • Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax
  • Tax Allocation District
  • (proposed) Senate Bill 414

US Department of Agriculture


USDA funding in Georgia, 1995-2004, by program.[1]

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers