We're Here to Help

At the Institute of Government, we’re committed to helping government help the public. In times of crisis, we’re here to help navigate the storm.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we've taken the following steps:

We launched a page devoted to the American Rescue Plan, which allocates relief to local and state governments. The resources page offers links to current allocations, information from the U.S. Treasury and more.

• We've created Navigating Fiscal Crisis, a series of free webinars to help communities respond to the fiscal crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Webinars offer knowledge and tools shared by Institute of Government faculty with a combined 75 years of experience in local government finance and economic development. Topics include making ends meet against revenue shortfalls, tools for budgeting and analyzing the economy, planning for cashflow, short-term funding strategies and communicating difficult financial decisions. View slides and recordings.

• We are here and remain ready to assist you. Reach individual staff members through our directory or send a a general inquiry through our Contact Us form.

• We’re transitioning upcoming training to hybrid and digital formats. Some classes are available in asynchronous, self-study formats to work at your own pace when you’re available. And others are available in live, virtual classrooms where you can interact with your peers and our trained educators. Visit our Online Courses page for more about classes and webinars.

• We’re continuing to provide our regular array of services, going online with follow-up meetings, planning sessions and educational webinars, just like we’re doing with our professional development courses. We’ve hosted interactive online meetings to help Marietta City Schools continue planning for its college and career academy, helped leaders with Gordon County Schools finalize their strategic plan and delivered an experiential learning workshop for the International Association of Workforce Professionals. 

• We’ve compiled a list of resources for Georgia's local governments.

Please consider the Institute a resource to assist you. Reach out and let us know how we can be of service.