Georgia communities received public safety grants

ATLANTA – Community Public Safety Grant Awards totaling over $83.5 million for projects that improve Georgia community safety.


Gov. Brian P. Kemp announced interim grants totaling more than $83.5 million for 118 qualifying projects to improve community-level public safety efforts and address law enforcement staffing challenges arising during the COVID-19 pandemic are.

“Public safety has always been and will continue to be a top priority for my administration,” Gov. Brian Kemp said. “With violent crime on the rise in communities across the country, including here in our state, we are sending reinforcements to keep hard-working Georgians and their neighborhoods safe. From meeting staffing needs to deploying new equipment and technology, these funds will be invested to ensure our brave first responders have the resources they need to take action against dangerous criminals.”

Consistent with grant requirements, funds awarded will be used to augment law enforcement staff, support violent crime reduction or community violence intervention programs, and invest in technology and equipment to address the rise in community violence as a result to address and respond to the pandemic. A full list of award winners and amounts is below.

“I commend Gov. Kemp and the administration for their continued efforts to ensure ARPA funds are properly allocated throughout Georgia,” said Lieutenant Governor Burt Jones. “I will always support funding such as these grants that allow our law enforcement agencies to invest in resources, human resources and infrastructure. I look forward to building on these investments in the future and always supporting our law enforcement heroes.”

“Under Governor Kemp’s leadership, Georgia has demonstrated time and again our commitment to public safety and our unwavering support for the brave men and women who wear the badge,” said Jon Burns, Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives. “Today’s grant announcement is further evidence of this continued commitment. I am proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with Governor Kemp, Lieutenant Governor Jones, Attorney General Carr and my colleagues in the General Assembly to ensure Georgia remains a safe place to live, work and raise families.”

If you have questions about grants and criteria for the awards, please email To view active funding opportunities, visit this website.


Below is a full list of preliminary award winners (118 in total) and project amounts. A more detailed project summary for each award can be found here. For those who applied and received the award, please click here for more information.

Funding for the above awards comes from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program created by the American Rescue Plan Act. Federal Uniform Guidance rules apply to these funds.