Funding Opportunities

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Funding opportunities, requests for proposals, requests for applications, and other grant opportunities for ADECA’s multitude of programs will be posted to this page. Check back regularly for updates.

This page lists currently open opportunities only. Click here for a full list of all of ADECA’s programs.

ADECA does not endorse or recommend any individual or company to provide grant writing or administrative services.


Energy Division

Alabama Research and Development Enhancement Fund (ARDEF) Program

The Energy Division of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) is seeking applications from Alabama Research Entities to conduct research and development activities within the state of Alabama.

Application and Guide – ARDEF 2021deadline: July 29, 2021, 11:59 p.m. CST

Rating Guide ARDEF 2021


Broadband Alabama

Broadband Infrastructure Program RFA – Response Due Date: July 30, 2021, 4 p.m. CDT

Background and purpose
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) is seeking grant proposals from private providers interested in participating in a ‘covered partnership’ with ADECA for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Broadband Infrastructure Program (BIP). Through BIP, ADECA seeks to extend broadband deployment to areas of the state that are currently unserved by sustainable 25/3 Mbps broadband coverage. ADECA anticipates selecting one applicant with a track record of providing high quality services and that has the capabilities to implement the proposed project in the required timeline. To this end, ADECA has consulted with CTC Technology & Energy—an engineer consulting company—to facilitate creation of materials for the application on behalf of the State to NTIA’s BIP.

ADECA will host an informational webinar review of this RFA and to answer questions potential applicants may have on July 26, 2021 at 4 p.m. Central Standard Time.


Community and Economic Development Division

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Competitive

Application deadline: Aug. 16, 2021 by 12 p.m. (noon) CST

Click here for the CDBG Application Manual.


Law Enforcement and Traffic Safety Division

FY 21 Juvenile Justice Title II RFAdeadline: Aug. 20, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. CST


See the ADECA Grant Calendar