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Ivey awards $3.1 million in block grants to assist low-income residents


Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $3.1 million for programs that help low-income residents take steps to secure gainful employment and improve their quality of life.

The Community Services Block Grants will enable 20 community action agencies throughout the state to help low-income residents achieve self-sufficiency and address barriers to success through a variety of programs and services. The specific needs of the communities served determine which programs are available, which can include: job search assistance, short-term employment, skills classes, parenting classes, transitional housing, summer youth programs, financial literacy programs, and emergency food and shelter.

“Community Action Agencies offer services that support low-income families as they work to create a more stable foundation for a successful life,” Governor Ivey said. “I commend these agencies for their work toward reducing poverty and helping families in need.”

Residents seeking assistance should contact their local community action agency. For full contact information for each go to:

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“Governor Ivey and I are committed to helping those agencies that offer support some of our state’s most vulnerable residents,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “ADECA’s partnership with these agencies has helped many residents and families achieve a better quality of life and created more opportunities for success.”

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Governor Ivey awarded grants to the following agencies:

  • Community Action Partnership of Huntsville/Madison and Limestone Counties Inc. received $189,303.
  • Community Service Programs of West Alabama Inc. (Bibb, Choctaw, Dallas, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Perry, Tuscaloosa, Sumter) was given $297,099.
  • Walker County Community Action Agency Inc. received $49,098.
  • Pickens County Community Action Committee and Community Development Corporation Inc. was awarded $21,041.
  • Organized Community Action Program Inc. (Bullock, Butler, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Lowndes, Pike) was granted $144,570.
  • Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama Inc. (Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale) received $119,822.
  • Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama Inc. (Blount, Cherokee, DeKalb, Jackson, Marshall, St. Clair) got $242,780.
  • Community Action Partnership of North Alabama Inc. (Cullman, Lawrence, Morgan) received $139,089.
  • Montgomery Community Action Committee Inc. received $163,530.
  • Mobile Community Action Inc. (Mobile, Washington) was granted $318,001.
  • Marion-Winston Counties Community Action Committee Inc. was awarded $40,626.
  • Macon-Russell Community Action Agency Inc. received $67,261.
  • Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity received $393,941.
  • Southeast Alabama Community Action Partnership Inc. (Barbour, Coffee, Geneva, Henry, Houston) was granted $148,476.
  • Community Action of Etowah County Inc. got $68,073.
  • Community Action Partnership of Middle Alabama Inc. (Chilton, Shelby, Autauga, Elmore) was awarded $142,374.
  • Community Action Committee Inc. of Chambers-Tallapoosa-Coosa (Chambers, Tallapoosa, Coosa) received $62,991.
  • Community Action Agency of South Alabama (Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Marengo, Monroe, Wilcox) got $222,661.
  • Alabama Council on Human Relations Inc. (Lee) was given $98,797.
  • Community Action Agency of Talladega, Clay, Randolph, Calhoun, and Cleburne Counties (Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Randolph, Talladega) received $183,020.

Brandon Moseley is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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