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Local agencies receive $2.58 million to assist low-income families with utility costs

The funds are from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

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Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $2.58 million to help low-income households with home energy costs during the winter months.

The grants will enable 18 community service agencies to provide funding to help low-income families heat their homes this winter.

“As we enter the coldest months of the year, many low-income residents find themselves in even tougher situations and may struggle to afford higher heating bills along with other needs,” Gov. Ivey said. “These grants provide additional funding to assist in lowering the costs for many of them.” 

Gov. Ivey awarded the grants to 18 community agencies that manage the program at the local level and receive applications from individuals who wish to be considered for assistance according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidelines. 

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 through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. These grants are supplemental to grant funds of $63 million awarded through the state’s yearly Low-Income Home Energy Assistance allocation earlier this year.

“ADECA joins Gov. Ivey in supporting those who need it most during this time of need,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “Our partnerships with local community agencies ensure that many who truly need assistance receive help with heating their homes during the coldest months of the year.”

Below is a list of each grant, the recipient agency, counties served and the agency telephone number.

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  1. $66,305 to Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama Inc. (Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale) 256-766-4330
  2. $123,915 to Community Action Partnership of Middle Alabama, Inc. (Autauga, Chilton, Elmore and Shelby) 205-755-1204
  3. $61,957 to Community Action Committee Inc. of Chambers-Tallapoosa-Coosa (Chambers, Coosa and Tallapoosa) 256-825-4287 
  4. $71,248 to Alabama Council on Human Relations Inc. (Lee) 334-821-8336
  5. $190,530 to Community Action Partnership of Huntsville-Madison and Limestone Counties Inc. (Madison and Limestone) 256-851-9800
  6. $260,226 to Mobile Community Action Inc. (Mobile and Washington) 251-457-5700
  7. $128,883 to Montgomery Community Action Committee and Community Development Corporation Inc. (Montgomery) 334-263-3474
  8. $150,545 to Community Action Partnership of North Alabama Inc. (Cullman, Lawrence, Marion, Morgan and Winston) 256-355-7843
  9. $427,282 to Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama Inc. (Blount, Cherokee, DeKalb, Jackson, Jefferson, Marshall and St. Clair) 256-638-4430
  10. $158,930 to Organized Community Action Program Inc. (Bullock, Butler, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Lowndes and Pike) 334-566-1712
  11. $167,290 to Community Action Agency of South Alabama (Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Marengo, Monroe and Wilcox) 251-626-2646
  12. $114,624 to Community Action Agency of Talladega, Clay, Randolph, Calhoun and Cleburne(Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Randolph and Talladega) 256-362-6611
  13. $302,798 to Community Service Programs of West Alabama Inc. (Bibb, Choctaw, Dallas, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Perry, Sumter and Tuscaloosa) 205-752-5429
  14. $46,792 to Walker County Community Action Agency Inc. (Walker County) 205-221-4010
  15. $155,514 to Southeast Alabama Community Action Partnership Inc. (Barbour, Coffee, Geneva, Henry and Houston) 334-347-0881
  16. $25,104 to Pickens County Community Action Committee and Community Development Corporation Inc. (Pickens) 205-367-1283
  17. $61,725 to Macon-Russell Community Action Agency Inc. (Macon and Russell) 334-727-6100
  18. $74,354 to Community Action of Etowah County Inc. (Etowah) 256-546-9271

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