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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.


Alabama Advantage: Alabama Lifestyles Expo

The Alabama Lifestyles Expo is set for Thursday, Feb. 6 in Orange Beach. If you are interested in being a vendor at the event, see the vendor form on the Alabama Advantage page of this site.

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Opportunity Zones

The Opportunity Zones program is a new alternative economic development program established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to foster private-sector investments in low-income rural and urban areas.


2019 Fair Housing Survey

For the 2020-2024 Five-Year Consolidated Plan for the CDBG, ESG, HOME, HOPWA, and HTF Programs.

Federal Railroad Administration Feasibility Study – Phase 2

Notice of Availability, Report and Drawings available.

Notice of Public Hearing for PY2020 CDBG ESG HOME HOPWA and HTF Program Funds

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VW Settlement Information

ADECA's Energy Division has been tasked with administering the Volkswagen settlement in Alabama.

Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund

ADECA's Energy Division is also administering the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund established by the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Act.

Funding Opportunities

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