Local agencies receive almost $48 million from Gov. Ivey to assist low-income families with utility costs

December 13, 2022

MONTGOMERY— Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling nearly $48 million to help low-income households with utility costs during the cold winter and hot summer months. The grants will enable 18 community service agencies to provide emergency funding to help low-income families heat and cool their homes in 2022-23. “Alabama’s coldest and hottest times of […]

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Gov. Ivey awards grants in north Alabama for child advocacy

December 9, 2022

MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a total of $1.6 million to eight agencies in north Alabama that help children who are victims of abuse and neglect. Organizations receiving the grants provide emotional and safety support and legal assistance to child victims and non-offending family members in 10 counties. “Child abuse can leave victims […]

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Gov. Ivey awards grants for child advocacy in southeast Alabama

December 9, 2022

MONTGOMERY — Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded nearly $884,000 to help victims of child abuse and neglect in southeast Alabama. The grants to five child advocacy programs will provide emotional support and other aid to child victims in 11 counties. The advocacy agencies also assist law enforcement agencies with investigations and prosecuting offenders. “Child abuse […]

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Gov. Ivey awards grants to make Alabama’s highways safer

December 7, 2022

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded four grants totaling about $1.73 million to help keep Alabama highways safe and ensure that motorists who break state traffic laws are held accountable. The governor awarded $1.54 million to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and another $187,179 to the state Office of Prosecution Services. ALEA will use […]

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