(ATLANTA) - The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) was appropriated $1,250,000 in the FY24 State of Georgia budget for a competitive Gang Activity Prosecution Grant (GAP Grant.)

The GAP Grant applications were made open to law enforcement agencies, prosecuting attorneys, and nonprofits primarily focused on gang prosecutions in the State of Georgia. Applications had to show a commitment to successful prosecutions of gang activity. GEMA/HS received 46 submissions during the September 23-October 18 application window totaling $3,140,717.

Director Chris Stallings said of the awards “I am pleased to provide critical resources to local communities across Georgia to take on the sweeping gang epidemic facing our great state. None of this would have been possible without the leadership of Governor Kemp and our elected officials in the State House and Senate. These projects will strengthen our prosecuting attorneys and law enforcement’s ability to keep all Georgians safe.”

Award Letters are being sent to the 34 selected organizations with further details.

After a careful and thorough evaluation process, GEMA/HS has selected the following 34 organizations to award for the FY24 GAP Grant:

  • Atlantic Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office
  • Atlanta Police Department
  • Bibb County Sheriff’s Office
  • Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office
  • Burke County Sheriff's Office
  • City of Alpharetta Police Department
  • City of Marietta Police Department
  • City of Roswell Police Department
  • City of Savannah Police Department
  • City of South Fulton Police Department
  • City of Tifton Police Department
  • City of Waycross Police Department
  • Clayton County Police Department
  • College Park Police Department
  • Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office
  • Crisp County Sheriff’s Office
  • DeKalb Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office
  • Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
  • Effingham County Sheriff’s Office
  • Floyd County Sheriff’s Office
  • Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office
  • Fulton County District Attorney
  • Fulton County Sheriff
  • Georgia Gang Investigators Association
  • Gwinnett County Judicial Circuit
  • Henry County Sheriff’s Office
  • Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office
  • Newton County Sheriff's Office
  • Ogeechee Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office
  • Paulding Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office
  • Richmond County Sheriff's Office
  • Seminole County Sheriff's Office
  • Spaulding County Sheriff's Office
  • Upson County Sheriff's Office

For more information about Georgia’s Gang Activity Prosecution Grant please email [email protected] or visit https://gema.georgia.gov/georgia-gang-activity-prosecution-grant


As part of the Office of the Governor, the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency collaborates with local, state and federal governments in partnership with private sector and non-governmental organizations to protect life and property against man-made and natural emergencies. GEMA/HS’s Ready Georgia website and preparedness campaign provides Georgians with the knowledge needed to effectively prepare for disasters. Go to gema.georgia.gov/plan-prepare/ready-georgia for information on developing a custom emergency plan and Ready kit.