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 […]


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 to help the […]


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 […]


Gov. Ivey awards grant for inmate substance abuse treatment

May 7, 2021

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $12,801 grant to the Alabama Department of Corrections to support a substance abuse treatment program at seven prisons. The funds will be used to purchase updated program materials for the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) program, which is conducted by trained drug counselors and program specialists. “Helping […]


Persistence During the Pandemic: ADECA releases 2020 Annual Report

April 30, 2021

2020 was certainly a challenging year for everyone. The COVID-19 pandemic change much of our routines and interactions. Yet, while the pandemic changed lives, ADECA – after a short period of adjustment – never skipped a beat. Our grant programs continued on schedule and many new and many new programs created as a result of […]


Gov. Ivey awards grants to help child abuse victims in northeast Alabama

April 19, 2021

MONTGOMERY – April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded three grants totaling $36,000 to help three nonprofit organizations continue serving victims of child abuse in four northeast Alabama counties. Grants of $13,500 to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Cherokee County, $11,500 to DeKalb County Children’s Advocacy Center and $11,000 to […]


Gov. Ivey awards grant to help crime victims navigate the court system

April 16, 2021

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $475,016 grant to help Alabama crime victims better navigate the judicial system. The grant to the state Office of Prosecution Services will help maintain certified victim service officers throughout the state and continue its use of certified facility dogs that help people, especially children, who have been […]