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Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. Water Grants

The Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. is inviting proposals for Water Grants. Through this funding program, the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. seeks to invest in water quality improvement projects that are designed to contribute to measurable benefits to environments and communities across the state of Georgia. Primary consideration will be given to proposals that focus on waters of Georgia that are currently listed as impaired under Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act. Further, successful projects should undertake specific conservation actions in support of de-listing or down-listing the impaired waters or segments, with a direct and measurable improvement in water quality or reduction in sources of impairment. The Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. expects proposals of $25,000 and up, with a total expected investment in 2020 of $1 million.

Proposal Submittal Instructions

The first RFP period has ended and future RFP cycles will be communicated at a later date.

Applicant Eligibility

The Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. will consider proposals meeting the following criteria:

  • Organizations that have an active 501(c)3 tax designation and described in Section 509 of the Internal Revenue Code with the exception of any organization described in Code Section 509(a)(3)(B)(iii) that is not “functionally integrated” with its supported organization; or
  • Governmental agencies
  • The Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. does not provide grants to individuals, private elementary or secondary schools and religious organizations, nor do we fund political campaigns or causes.
  • The Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. does not support organizations whose policies or actions discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age or disability.
  • The Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. does not support projects designed to mitigate legal or regulatory compliance obligations or tied to ongoing legal or regulatory action.

The first RFP period has ended and future RFP cycles will be communicated at a later date.

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Important Contacts

RFP questions:
Robert Warren
Bonneville Environmental Foundation

Online form/website questions:
Kecia Haggins
Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.

Required Proposal Elements

Project Title

Provide a project title that is descriptive of the location and action being taken.

Project Summary or Abstract

Provide a narrative of 200 words or less that offers a concise description of the project context, approach, specific actions, outputs, and expected outcomes or long term desired impact.


All proposals should include - at minimum - a basic Project Map (e.g. Google Earth): This should include the physical location of the project (Lat/Long coordinates), and the extent or targeted stream-reach expected to benefit . Please include names of streams or watersheds and nearest town and/or county place names.


  • Describe the project approach or strategy and the specific implementation objectives (outputs) against which progress or completion can be measured.
  • Identify the desired environmental or social outcomes and describe how the work benefits the ecosystem and/or human communities.
  • Describe the project’s theory of change – what are the underlying assumptions or theory for how the implementation outputs are expected to produce the desired outcomes.
  • Describe how the project’s implementation objectives and outcomes will be measured and over what timeframe.
  • What is the organization’s track record for implementing similar projects?

Project Sponsorship Information

  •  Identify the organization that is the official proposal sponsor (name, address, phone, website, and EIN).
  • Provide the contact information for the person responsible for all project related correspondence (name, address, phone, email).
  • Provide contact information for the person(s) responsible for managing the project (project planning, implementation, and reporting) (name, address, phone, email).
  • List all project partner organizations (name, address, phone, and contact person).


Define the project implementation timeframe. Include the proposed project start-date, key intermediate milestones, and anticipated date of completion.


  • Identify any relevant restoration/conservation plans or initiatives to which the project contributes (e.g. Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), species conservation plan, Watershed Assessment and Protection Plan, etc.).
  • Identify and describe the environmental and/or social issue(s) the project addresses or solves (as defined by existing comprehensive plans identified above).
  • List the designated uses the waterbody fails to support (is it listed as impaired under Section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act?) and the key parameters of concern.


  • What is the overall estimated cost of the project and what are the projected or expected contributions of other funders (including in-kind donations of time and materials)? Please complete the provided budget template.
  • Identify any current unmet funding needs.
  • How much funding is sought from the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.?
  • What activities or costs would be funded through support from the Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.?

2019 Water Grant Recipients

1. Chattooga Conservancy, Inc.

Chattooga Conservancy, Inc. for Rabun County Agricultural Best Management Practice Project, Green Infrastructure Project, and Warwoman Creek Pollution Mitigation Project.

2. City of Hinesville

City of Hinesville for Peacock Creek Restoration: A Green Infrastructure Demonstration in Historic Downtown Hinesville’s Bradwell Park.

3. Environmental Community Action, Inc.

Environmental Community Action, Inc. for Stormwater Capture and Reuse for Proctor Creek Water Quality Improvements and Potable Water Conservation at Spelman College.

4. Golden Triangle Resource Conservation and Development Council

Golden Triangle Resource Conservation and Development Council for Spring Creek Stream Bank Stabilization Project.

5. Nature Conservancy, Inc.

Nature Conservancy, Inc. for Removing Barriers to Aquatic Connectivity in the Holly Creek Subwatershed of the Conasauga River.

6. Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies

Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies for the Hillabahatchee Creek Restoration: Addressing fecal coliform impairment through the implementation of agricultural best management practices for livestock exclusion and Restoring Riparian Zone Health and Spring Function in the Soque River Watershed: Addressing Nonpoint Source Pollutants Through Implementation of Agricultural Best Management Practices

7. South River Watershed Alliance

South River Watershed Alliance for Panola Shoals Riverbank Stabilization and Restoration Project.

8. Trees Atlanta, Inc.

Trees Atlanta, Inc. for Green Streets and Clean Streams – Building StreetSide Green Infrastructure for Atlanta Communities.