Climate Solutions & Equity Grant
Introducing the Inaugural Grant Recipients
Athens Land Trust, Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund, Georgia Organics, Gwinnett Housing Corporation, and Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture are the 2023-2024 recipients of the new Drawdown Georgia Climate Solutions & Equity Grant.
Grantees each received two-year grants of $100,000 per year to support efforts that advance climate solutions and prioritize equity in Georgia. This includes a focus on: Composting, Conservation Agriculture, Energy Efficiency Improvements, Food Waste Reduction, Large-Scale Solar, and Rooftop Solar.
Athens Land Trust
This grant will support Athens Land Trust’s work in the West Broad neighborhood as well as communities in North Athens. This includes programs to deliver home repair, weatherization, and energy efficiency improvements; expand workforce development; and build community leadership capacity through Neighborhood Advisory Boards.
Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund
Georgia Conservation Voters Education Fund received a grant to support their statewide EMC Organizing Campaign, a project working to advance sustainability and drive a transition to clean energy production among Georgia’s 41 member-owned electric membership corporations (EMCs.)
With Georgia Organics working in close partnership with McIntosh SEED, the grant will support the creation of a Climate-Smart Farmer Cohort in Southeast Georgia, with a focus on conservation agriculture and rooftop solar. The organizations will develop climate-smart action plans and connect farmers with the resources to implement them.
Gwinnett Housing Corporation
Gwinnett Housing Corporation, alongside the Georgia Hispanic Construction Association and the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance, received a grant to develop a comprehensive federal investment and workforce development plan to benefit disadvantaged communities in State House District 98 – the most diverse and under-resourced part of Gwinnett County.