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Proposed Budget - Fiscal Year 2025

On January 11, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp released a $66.8 billion all funds budget proposal for fiscal 2025, a decrease of 0.9 percent from the amended fiscal 2024 budget. From state funds the budget proposes spending $36.1 billion in fiscal 2025, a decrease of 3.8 percent compared to the amended fiscal 2024 budget while general funds total $31.3 billion, a decrease of 4.5 percent from amended fiscal 2024. State general fund receipts are projected at $34.4 billion in fiscal 2025, an increase of 2.8 percent over amended fiscal 2024, while total state treasury receipts are estimated at $36.1 billion, a 2.7 percent increase. The Revenue Shortfall Reserve was $5.4 billion at the end of fiscal 2023, maintaining a “filled” status for the third consecutive year; current law provides that the reserve cannot exceed 15 percent of the previous fiscal year’s net revenue. Across state funds appropriated in the budget, the largest categories of spending are dedicated to Educated Georgia (52.2 percent), Healthy Georgia (23.1 percent), Safe Georgia (7.2 percent), and Mobile Georgia (6.6 percent).

Proposed Budget Highlights 

The governor’s proposed budget for fiscal 2025 highlights his commitment to prioritize Georgia families by using tax dollars as efficiently as possible, reducing unnecessary government bureaucracy, meeting the obligations to local school systems, and keeping the state competitive by investing in the economy and workforce. 

Educated Georgia

  • Early care: 
    • $23.6 million to increase salaries for certified teachers and assistant teachers by $2,500.
    • $11.0 million for year one of a four-year plan to reduce Pre-K classroom size from 22 to 20 students.
    • $4.6 million to increase Childcare and Parent Services program reimbursement rates for providers and families.
  • K-12 schools: 
    • $249.6 million for enrollment growth and training and experience.
    • $382.1 million to increase salaries for certified personnel by $2,500.
    • $244.1 million to fund the state share of employer increases for the state health insurance plan.
    • $49.5 million for the State Commission on Charter Schools supplement and a 5.2 percent enrollment increase.
    • $204.8 million for the Pupil Transportation Grant to provide  additional state support to local school districts. 
    • $104.0 million to establish the School Security Grant program.
  • Higher Education:
    • $66.0 million to restore instruction funds to the Teaching program and $2.9 million for resident instruction at the University System of Georgia.
    • $15.1 million in additional funds for Dual Enrollment to meet projected need. 
    • $9.4 million increase for technical education to reflect a 3 percent increase in enrollment.

Healthy Georgia

  • $439.3 million for Medicaid and PeachCare, including $273.0 million to restore loss of enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentage due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • $9.5 million for one new additional behavioral health crisis center and $6.6 million to complete operational funding for three crisis centers in development.
  • $9.4 million to annualize 500 slots in a waiver program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities along with $2.3 million for 100 new slots.
  • $146.1 million to implement provider rate study recommendations for independent care, elderly and disabled, and community behavioral health waiver programs.
  • $4.7 million to assist in the rehabilitation of children, youth, and adult victims of sexual trafficking.
  • $4.7 million to provide a $3,000 additional salary enhancement for targeted child protection and placement services caseworkers. 

Safe Georgia

  • $71.9 million for physical health and pharmacy services contracts at the Department of Corrections, plus $1.2 million to provide additional meals on weekends. 
  • $10.0 million for the Metro Re-Entry Phase IV to add 400 beds.
  • $6.1 million for an advertising campaign and culture review at the Department of Corrections.
  • $4.9 million to establish a new Gang Task Force under the state Bureau of Investigation.
  • $3.4 million to annualize 21 crime lab positions, along with instrumentation service contracts.
  • $55.8 million for the construction/design of two juvenile justice facilities.
  • $1.4 million to establish an Organized Retail Crime and Cyber Prosecution Unit at the Department of Law.

Growing Georgia

  • $4.0 million for renovations and equipment at the state agriculture laboratory.
  • $1.1 million for ten inspector positions to implement the state’s EV Charging Program.
  • $4.6 million for the State Housing Trust Fund to improve statewide homelessness services and pursue additional federal grant opportunities. 
  • $6.0 million to the Rural Workforce Housing Program.
  • $18.9 million for major renovations and improvements at state parks, plus $6.0 million for new construction in state parks. 

Statewide Changes/Responsible and Efficient Government

  • $283.7 million to provide a four percent cost-of-living adjustment for state employees.
  • $42.8 million to provide a $3,000 targeted salary enhancement for select certified law enforcement officers. 
  • $24.0 million for enhanced and standardized cybersecurity tools to executive branch agencies.
  • $20.0 million for the state reinsurance program to reduce insurance premiums statewide.


Proposed Budget Information

Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Proposal