MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $400,000 grant to help Chambers County continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and prevent further spread of the virus in the county.
The award is part of $40 million allocated to Alabama under a special Community Development Block Grant program funded from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
“This grant will help Chambers County leaders take the necessary steps to help put COVID-19 in the past,” Gov. Ivey said. “I commend county and city officials for working together for the health and safety of their residents.”
Chambers County will use funds to rehabilitate, staff and market a community health center in LaFayette.
The funds were made available to the state by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Alabama counties and entitlement communities receiving the CDBG-COVID funds were required to make an application with the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.
“ADECA is pleased to partner with Gov. Ivey in awarding these funds that I am certain will greatly benefit the residents of Chambers County,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.
ADECA administers an array of programs supporting law enforcement and traffic safety, economic development, energy conservation, water resource management and recreation development.