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Message from Kenneth W. Boswell, 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.


2017 OWR Surface Water Assessment Report

This report contains OWR’s assessment of water use (both withdrawals and net consumption) for the 2010 and 2040 time periods, estimates of streamflows for subbasins throughout Alabama, and a comparison of water use and streamflows.


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.

PY2017 CDBG Grant Compliance Workshop

Scheduled for February 15, 2018. Click here for additional information.

$17 million in CDBG funds will help 54 Alabama communities in 2018 (video)

At two ceremonies held at the State Capitol in January and February, Gov. Kay Ivey awarded $17 million in Community Development Block Grant funds to help 54 counties and municipalities with needed improvements.

See the video.​

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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