Governor awards $4.8 million to assist child abuse victims

December 13, 2021

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $4.8 million to help provide services to child victims of abuse, neglect and sexual assault as well as provide training and resources to local law enforcement and nonprofit agencies. The grants will help many nonprofit organizations provide services including forensic interviews, mental health services, medical services […]

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Governor awards funds to help low-income residents take steps toward being self-sufficient

December 10, 2021

MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded almost $2.8 million for programs that help lift low-income residents from poverty and become economically self-sufficient. The Community Services Block Grants will be distributed to 18 community action agencies to provide services to eligible individuals and families in Alabama. “On occasion, some Alabamians find themselves in dire economic situations […]

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Gov. Ivey awards grant to assist Dallas County drug rehab program

December 10, 2021

MONTGOMERY –Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $51,238 grant to a Dallas County program that uses alternative methods to hold drug offenders accountable while keeping incarceration as a last resort. The Dallas County Adult Drug Court, which has been in existence for 10 years, uses highly structured methods, including frequent drug testing and support groups, […]

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New agency now accepting Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program applications in Jefferson County

December 6, 2021

MONTGOMERY – Starting today, Jefferson County residents may apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program through the Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs announced on Friday that the community action agency has assumed emergency responsibility for managing LIHEAP in Jefferson County through the month of […]

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ADECA names agency to assume emergency responsibility for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program in Jefferson County through December

December 3, 2021

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs announced Friday that the Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama will assume emergency responsibility for managing the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program in Jefferson County through the month of December. Residents will be able to apply for assistance directly with the agency. The agency […]

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Gov. Ivey awards $480,000 to assist low-income residents statewide

November 23, 2021

MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded funds totaling $480,000 to assist community action agencies in Alabama with programs aimed at helping lift people out of poverty. The Community Action Agencies Association of Alabama is using funds of $450,000 to provide support to 19 Community Action Agencies across Alabama who offer programs that assist low-income residents […]

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Gov. Ivey awards COVID-19 recovery funds to Chambers County

November 18, 2021

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, […]

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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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Gov. Ivey awards grant to assist victims of violent crimes in 8 counties

November 10, 2021

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded $167,000 to assist victims of violent crimes in eight southeast Alabama counties. The Wiregrass Angel House in Dothan will use the funds to provide services to help victims of robbery and other violent crimes as well as family members of homicide victims. The program assists victims in Barbour, […]

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Gov. Ivey awards grants to enhance outdoor recreation in Alabama

November 8, 2021

MONTGOMERY – The great outdoors is about to become even greater thanks to $2.2 million in grants awarded by Gov. Kay Ivey for recreation projects in Alabama. Funds from the federal Recreational Trails Program will support 14 trail projects involving Alabama cities and counties and a state agency. “With a varied landscape and geological features, […]

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