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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.


Five year anniversary of tornado outbreak            

It's been five years since a devastating tornado ripped through Hackleburg, killing 18 people and leveling much of the town. Read more about the changes the town has seen on the blog.            

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.

Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report

The PY2015 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) is now available for review for public comment from June 10,24, 2016.  Please click here​ for more information.

ADECA's Energy Division teaches energy efficiency, helps Chilton County schools save money     

Our Energy Division teamed up with Alabama Power and the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative to teach Clanton students about energy efficiency benefits and safety around electricity.


State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)            

The Community and Economic Development (CED) Division of ADECA is responsible for implementing and managing the SSBCI program in Alabama. 

The State Banking Department will advise and assist the ADECA staff in the program implementation.


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