Gov. Ivey announces grant to improve access road in city of Cullman

May 5, 2021

  MONTGOMERY —Gov. Kay Ivey has announced a $350,000 grant that will help the city of Cullman improve public safety and alleviate a traffic hazard. The funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission will be used to reconstruct a 2-mile segment of 24th Street between U.S. Highway 31 and Alabama Highway 69. Twenty-fourth Street is a […]

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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 […]

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Gov. Ivey awards grants to help victims in east Alabama

April 29, 2021

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded $122,500 to provide services that help victims of domestic violence and child abuse in the recovery process. The funds have been allocated to four agencies, which together serve nine counties in east Alabama. “Crimes involving domestic violence and child abuse should not happen – not in Alabama, not […]

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Gov. Ivey awards grants to provide healthy foods to communities

April 23, 2021

MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded more than $200,000 to ensure that more Alabamians have access to safe and healthy food. The five grants come from the state’s Healthy Food Financing Program. The program was created by the Alabama Legislature in 2015 and is intended to ensure that fresh and healthy foods are available […]

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Kenneth W. Boswell, Director

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) is committed to positively impacting Alabama communities through the agency’s grant programs and services that aim to spur community development and economic development.

Through partnerships with local governments, nonprofit groups, state and federal agencies, and other agencies, the men and women of ADECA work every day to improve the quality of life for Alabamians.

I am pleased to welcome you to our website, and I invite you to explore our Department’s various program areas and divisions. ADECA programs are as diverse as the people of Alabama and impact every corner of the state. We are here to serve, so please do not hesitate to contact us.


Fair Housing

Alabama’s Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice – March 2020 Final Version is available.

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