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Gov. Ivey awards $46 million to help low-income families cover home heating, cooling

The grants come from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded more than $46 million in grants to 18 community service agencies that provide emergency assistance to help low-income households cover the costs of staying warm during the winter and cool during the summer.

“High energy bills can be an overwhelming burden for families that are already struggling to meet their basic needs,” Gov. Ivey said. “These grants will help low-income Alabama residents weather the cold winter ahead as well as the hot summer months to come.”

The community agencies accept applications at the local level from residents seeking help through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. 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.

“Adequate heating and cooling are essential to any household, particularly for the elderly and other vulnerable populations,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “ADECA joins Gov. Ivey in support of these community agencies that provide relief to those in need.”

Below is a list of each grant, the recipient agency, they counties they serve and the agency contact information. Please note that the funding allocations announced today may not be immediately available for application at the local level. The application periods are established locally by each community agency. 

Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama Inc.: $1.75 million. (Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale) 256-764-5142, caanw.org.

Community Action Partnership of Huntsville/Madison and Limestone Counties Inc.: $2.87 million. (Limestone, Madison) 256-907-1550, caa-htsval.org.

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Walker County Community Action Agency Inc.: $743,945. (Walker) 205-221-4010, caawalker.org.

Community Action of Etowah County Inc.: $1.02 million. (Etowah) 256-546-9271, communityaction-etowah.org.

Community Action Agency of Talladega, Clay, Randolph, Calhoun and Cleburne Counties:  $2.66 million. (Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Randolph, Talladega) 256-352-6611, communityactiontcrcc.com.

Community Action Partnership of Middle Alabama Inc.: $2.35 million. (Autauga, Chilton, Elmore, Shelby) 205-755-1204, capmal.org.

Community Action Committee Inc. of Chambers-Tallapoosa-Coosa: $917,034. (Chambers, Coosa, Tallapoosa) 256-825-4287, cacctc.com.

Montgomery Community Action Committee and Community Development Corporation Inc.: $2.73 million. (Montgomery) 334-263-3474, mcacinc.org.

Organized Community Action Program Inc.: $1.99 million. (Bullock, Butler, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Lowndes, Pike) 334-566-1712, ocaptroy.com.

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Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama Inc.: $9.94 million. (Blount, Cherokee, DeKalb, Jackson, Jefferson, Marshall, St. Clair) 256-638-4430, caaneal.org.

Mobile Community Action Inc.: $4.46 million. (Mobile, Washington) 251-457-5700, mcamobile.org.

Macon-Russell Community Action Agency Inc.: $1 million. (Macon, Russell) 334-727-6100, mrcaa.org.

Pickens County Community Action Committee and Community Development Corporation Inc.: $207,463. (Pickens) 205-367-8166, caapickens.org.

Southeast Alabama Community Action Partnership Inc.: $2.43 million. (Barbour, Coffee, Geneva, Henry, Houston) 334-347-0881, southeastalabamacommunityactionpartnership.org.

Community Action Agency of South Alabama: $3.05 million. (Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Marengo, Monroe, Wilcox) 251-626-2646, caaofsa.org.

Community Action Partnership of North Alabama Inc.: $2.46 million. (Cullman, Lawrence, Marion, Morgan, Winston) 256-355-7843, capna.org.

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Community Service Programs of West Alabama Inc.: $3.9 million. (Bibb, Choctaw, Dallas, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Perry, Sumter, Tuscaloosa) 205-752-5429, cspwal.com.

Alabama Council on Human Relations Inc.: $1.79 million (Lee) 334-821-8336, achr.com.

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