• “Creating a better connected Georgia requires research and collaboration from many stakeholders across every layer of the public and private sector.”

    -Christine Primmer, Strategic Manager, Georgia Power Smart Cities Initiative

  • “This vital initiative significantly expands our state's ability to bring smart connectivity and leading-edge technologies to all of our communities.”

    -Larry K. Williams, President and CEO, Technology Association of Georgia

  • “The Georgia Smart Communities Challenge is a great team effort that utilizes state expertise, technology and leadership to help communities compete in economic development.”

    -Pat Wilson, Commissioner, Georgia Department of Economic Development

  • “Community initiatives can be more successful through collaborative, people-focused approaches, and those qualities are what make the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge an important effort for the region.”

    -Doug Hooker, Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission

The Georgia Smart Communities Challenge is a first-of-its-kind opportunity for communities of any size in Georgia to receive funding and support that enables them to envision, explore, and plan for their “smart” future. Communities will be given grant funding, a partnership with a Georgia Tech research team, networking opportunities, and access to additional, unique resources to execute their projects. These unique resources include connections to industry experts and access to technology solutions provided by our provider-partners. Read More

Announcing the 2019 Georgia Smart Communities Challenge

The Georgia Smart Communities Challenge call for proposals is now open. Communities interested in receiving grant funding, sponsored research, and additional assistance in Smart Community planning in the topics of Mobility, Equity, and Resilience should consider applying for this year's opportunity.

Visit the 2019 challenge page for details and the application process.

Georgia Smart 2018 Challenge Winners

The 2018 Georgia Smart Communities were chosen from a pool of applicants from around the state to receive grant funding and participate in a yearlong smart planning study.