Governor awards $745,342 to help west Alabama child abuse victims

December 29, 2022

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $745,342 to assist in providing services to child victims of abuse, neglect and sexual assault. The grants will help six nonprofit organizations assist young victims in 19 counties. The organizations provide services including mental health assistance, advocacy and assisting in filing victims’ compensation claims. “Young victims […]

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Local agencies receive $2.58 million to assist low-income families with utility costs

October 21, 2022

MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $2.58 million to help low-income households with home energy costs during the winter months. The grants will enable 18 community service agencies to provide funding to help low-income families heat their homes this winter. “As we enter the coldest months of the year, many low-income residents find […]

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Gov. Ivey awards grants to improve access to healthy food

October 20, 2022

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded nearly $400,000 to help provide Alabamians with improved access to fresh and healthy foods. The 13 grants were awarded by the governor under the state’s Healthy Food Financing Program. The program offers assistance to help food providers, like food banks, with the resources needed to supply healthy foods […]

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Gov. Ivey awards grants for bulletproof vests to protect parole officers

January 27, 2022

Gov. Ivey awards grants for bulletproof vests to protect parole officers MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded two grants totaling $17,100 to the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles for the purchase of bulletproof vests. The bureau will provide vests for new hires and replacement vests for current officers whose vests are damaged or […]

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Gov. Ivey awards more than $9.5 million to assist victims of crime in Alabama

December 16, 2021

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded 25 grants totaling more than $9.5 million to help victims of crime across Alabama. The organizations receiving funding offer a variety of services that support victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, elder abuse and other crimes. Services can include counseling, safe shelter, court advocacy, legal services […]

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ADECA establishes new Digital Expansion Division focused on broadband in Alabama

November 16, 2021

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs today established a new division dedicated to expanding access to high-speed internet throughout the state. ADECA’s Digital Expansion Division was created through the Connect Alabama Act of 2021. The legislation, sponsored by State Sen. Del Marsh and State Rep. Danny Garrett and signed into law […]

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State seeks feedback from Alabamians on broadband access

September 21, 2021

MONTGOMERY – Want to see further improvements in broadband access in Alabama? Here’s is a simple way Alabamians can help. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is requesting information about broadband internet access and speed from Alabama residents and businesses. Alabamians are encouraged to take the speed survey at https://alabama.speedsurvey.org/ to help the […]

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Gov. Ivey awards grant to help sexual assault victims in east Alabama

June 21, 2021

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded $30,000 to help an Auburn-based organization continue its services for victims of sexual assault. Rape Counselors of East Alabama serves victims of Lee, Chambers, Macon, Russell and Tallapoosa counties with multiple services aimed at helping victims overcome the physical and psychological trauma of sexual assault. “When sexual assault […]

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