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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