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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.


Drought Planning and Management in Alabama            

ADECA's Office of Water Resources is tracking drought conditions in Alabama, providing updates regularly.

See the most recent Drought Declaration, Drought Impact Summary, the new Drought GIS Portal, and more 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.

March 29, 2017 Public Hearing

ADECA will conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 for the CDBG, ESG, and HOPWA Grant Programs.  Click here.​

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.


Alabama Lifestyles Expo

The Alabama Lifestyles Expo event was held in early February in Orange Beach. See highlights from the event and interviews in a video produced by ADECA.

See the video...

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