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Message from Jim Byard, Jr., Director of ADECA

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) is committed to our mission:  Building Better Alabama Communities. Through partnerships with local governments, nonprofit groups, state and federal agencies, and other agencies, the men and women of ADECA work every day to improve the quality of life for Alabamians. I am pleased to welcome you to our website, and I invite you to explore our Department’s various program areas and divisions. We are here to serve, so please do not hesitate to contact us.


Alabama Yellow Dot Program

The Alabama Yellow Dot program is available in all 67 counties. To find more information or an enrollment location, click here.

CDBG - Disaster Recovery

Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds are allocated after some federally declared disasters.

Fair Housing Outreach

Understand the basic provisions of the Fair Housing Act.

West Alabama town to get first grocery store in two decades  

An old high school gym in Thomaston is getting a workout that will benefit the health and well-being of residents and bring new jobs to the area thanks in part to a $150,000 CDBG.


Healthy Food Financing Program 

Last May, Gov. Robert Bentley signed the Healthy Food Financing Act to help eliminate "food deserts" in Alabama. Read more at the ADECA blog.​ 


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