Georgia Governor Kemp’s proposed budgets for FY2019 and FY2020


Below are the major highlights from Gov. Kemp’s budget:

New Programs

  • Behavioral Health, mental health counselors in high schools: $8.4M

  • Behavioral Health, expansion in capacity for adult crisis centers and beds: $28M

  • Mercer University, Columbus Medical Campus: $9.332M

  • Department of Education, school security grants: $68M

  • ATL Link Transit Authority (new agency): $2.4M in operational funds


Major IT/Consulting Projects

  • Department of Audits and Accounts, advanced data analytics: $600,000

  • Department of Agriculture, enterprise real estate assessment: $75,000

  • Community Affairs, study to track economic development grants: $144,000

  • Environmental Protection Division, development of a statewide water plan: $14M

  • Dept of Community Health, Medicaid Management Info. System replacement: $5.696M (plus federal funds)