Georgia Tech announces its Georgia Smart Communities Challenge (Georgia Smart), a statewide program to support local governments across Georgia as they plan and implement “smart” technology solutions. GMA, along with other organizations, is a partner with Georgia Tech in this effort.
Georgia Smart is open to communities of all sizes in Georgia and will provide seed funding and access to technical assistance, expert advice, and a network of peers. A Georgia Tech researcher will assist and advise each team and conduct research in support of the community’s needs and goals. Teams must be led by a city or county, but may also include other local jurisdictions and non-governmental partners.
Georgia Smart is seeking proposals in the areas of smart mobility and smart resilience. These might include pedestrian and vehicle monitoring systems, optimized signal management, fleet electrification, data repositories, workforce development, energy monitoring, public safety, and much more. Each of the four winning teams will receive direct grant funding of up to $50,000 and $25,000 in research assistance. A required local match is expected. Georgia Tech and its partners will then work with the winning teams throughout the year on implementing their proposals, creating four test-beds of smart community development.
Workshops and webinars
will be held in March and April to help applicants understand the application process
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