(ATLANTA) – The Georgia Emergency Management Agency & Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS) is pleased to announce the award of a $19,493,349.00 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program project aimed at providing emergency backup power for critical facilities across the state. This funding will enable 43 local governments and 2 state agencies to enhance their preparedness and resilience to natural hazards.

The grant will fund the purchase and installation of 154 fixed generators, 31 portable generators, 64 transfer switches, 2 portable bypass pumps, and 9 bypass connections. These essential resources will be distributed to 190 critical facilities, including healthcare, emergency services, and water and wastewater infrastructure throughout Georgia.

The award is part of GEMA/HS's ongoing efforts aimed at providing secondary power sources for critical infrastructure. By securing reliable backup power, Georgia continues to strengthen its preparedness and response capabilities in the face of natural disasters and other emergencies.

HMGP projects reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from the effects of natural hazards by breaking the repetitive cycle of destruction and reconstruction.


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.

Here is a list of the jurisdictions included in this award:



Bryan County 

Chattooga County  City of Abbeville  City of Albany 

City of Allentown 

City of Arlington  City of Blakely  City of Brooklet

City of Cairo

City of Cuthbert  City of East Dublin  City of Gray

City of Hawkinsville

City of Morgan  City of Moultrie  City of Newton 

City of Pitts

City of Richland  City of Shellman  City of St. Mary's 

City of Tallapoosa 

City of Thomasville City of Vidalia Colquitt County 

Department of
Natural Resources

 Douglas County  Echols County  Floyd County 

Fort Valley Utility Commission 

Georgia Department of Transportation Haralson County Hospital Authority of Early County

Hospital Authority of Randolph County

Jenkins County  Macon-Bibb County Randolph County 

Sinclair Water Authority 

Terrell County Town of Girard  Town of Hiltonia 

Turner County 

Walker County Warren County   White County 

 Wilcox County