Update: We’re excited to share that SB 233 or The Georgia Promise Scholarship has moved out of the Georgia State Senate and is now heading to the Governor’s Desk. 

On March 14th, the Georgia House of Representatives passed a bill that established the first ESA in the Peach State, the Georgia Promise Scholarship. This action is the culmination of more than 10 years of relentless advocacy by GeorgiaCAN and its partners.

SB 233 now returns to the Senate, which passed the legislation last year, for their agreement. Once agreed to the bill will be sent to Governor Kemp, who has already voiced his strong support for the measure.

The legislation will establish an ESA accessible to students in low-performing schools. If fully funded, the Promise Scholarship Act will provide tens of thousands of children and families an immediate option to find the education that’s right for them.

Ensure to follow our social media channels for updates on The Georgia Promise Scholarship Act. You will find how your lawmaker voted on this legislation in the picture provided. If you need assistance in locating your lawmaker, this tool is available for use.

The GeorgiaCAN team can’t thank our advocates enough for your emails, calls, text messages, and capitol visits. Your advocacy was a big part of why this legislation moved forward.


Steven is the state outreach manager for GeorgiaCAN. Besides working hard for Georgia’s kids, he enjoys checking out local record shops, gardening and trying out new recipes.


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