Community Research Grants
Community Research Grants, formerly known as Georgia Smart Communities, is a competitive program that supports local governments of any size within the State of Georgia—cities, counties, and consolidated city-county governments—by providing funding, access to technical assistance, expert advice, and a network of peers. Participants in the Community Research Grants program receive access to a breadth of resources including a team of researchers, Community Research Grant program management, The Partnership’s Summer Internship Program, and our program partners. Alumni have successfully implemented their project and garnered additional funding and technical assistance to continue their project beyond the program period, continuing to service their residents and meet their community’s goals. They have also garnered national recognition for their projects and served as a model for other communities in addressing similar problems. Please note, the application has closed for the 2023 Community Research Grants program. Applications for the 2024 program will open in Spring of 2024.