2019 Georgia Smart Communities Challenge

The 2019 Georgia Smart Communities Challenge is now closed to applications. Four winners have been chosen. Read more about the 2019 Georgia Smart winners here.

Archived 2019 Challenge Information

Georgia Smart is a competitive one year program that supports local governments of any size within the State of Georgia by providing grant funding and access to technical assistance, expert advice, and a network of peers. Successful applicants will leverage these resources to explore, study, and plan for the use, deployment, and/or integration of smart community technologies into their jurisdictions and operations.

Teams must partner with a Georgia Tech researcher who will assist and advise the team and conduct research in support of the community’s needs and goals. Research projects will be designed by the teams in coordination with the Georgia Tech researcher and may include such varied topics as policy development, creation of a technology roadmap, transportation analysis, the development of a prototype or pilot technology or “app” for public engagement, or any other relevant research topic.

Georgia Smart will sponsor a cohort of up to 4 teams this year from the state of Georgia, each executing on their own project plan.

Applicants are highly encouraged to participate in at least one pre-proposal event held by the Georgia Institute of Technology to become acquainted further with this grant opportunity. Applicants who wish to learn more should attend our Smart Community Growth Workshop on March 29th, 2019 or our Informational Webinar on April 11th, 2019 at noon.

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