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Governor awards grants to agencies that help low-income residents become self-sufficient

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 $1.7 million in grants to help low-income Alabama residents achieve economic self-sufficiency.

The Community Services Block Grants will be distributed to 18 community action agencies that serve families and individuals in counties throughout Alabama.

“Sometimes people need a helping hand to lift themselves up when they are going through hard times,” Gov. Ivey said. “These agencies provide emergency assistance for immediate needs but also help put people on a path toward lasting success. I am pleased to award these grants to support these worthwhile programs.”

The community action agencies will use the funds for a variety of programs, including ones that help people find employment, attain education, improve their budgeting skills and secure emergency funding for adequate housing, food and health services. The local agencies determine the assistance provided based on the needs of their service areas.

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.

“The goal of these programs is to provide low-income residents with the tools they need to support themselves now and in the future,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “ADECA is glad to join Gov. Ivey in supporting these agencies and the comprehensive services they provide.”

Below are the agencies, grant amounts, counties served and contact information.

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Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama Inc.: $57,519 (Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale) 256-766-4330, caanw.org.

Community Action Partnership Huntsville/Madison and Limestone Counties Inc.: $115,163 (Limestone, Madison) 256-907-1550, caa-htsval.org.

Walker County Community Action Agency Inc.: $23,096 (Walker) 205-221-4010, caawalker.org.

Community Action Agency of Etowah County Inc.: $35,306 (Etowah) 256-546-9271, communityaction-etowah.org.

Community Action Agency of Talladega, Clay, Randolph, Calhoun and Cleburne Counties Inc.: $86,552 (Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Randolph, Talladega) 256-362-6611, communityactiontcrcc.com.

Community Action Partnership of Middle Alabama Inc.: $84,003 (Autauga, Chilton, Elmore, Shelby) 205-755-1204, capmal.org.

Community Action Agency Inc. of Chambers-Tallapoosa-Coosa: $28,153 (Chambers, Coosa, Tallapoosa) 256-825-4287, cacctc.com.

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Montgomery Community Action Committee and Community Development Corporation Inc.: $89,412 (Montgomery) 334-263-3474, mcacinc.org.

Organized Community Action Program Inc.: $72,476 (Bullock, Butler, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Lowndes, Pike) 334-566-1712, ocaptroy.com.

Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama Inc.: $356,846 (Blount, Cherokee, DeKalb, Jackson, Jefferson, Marshall, St. Clair) 256-638-4430, caaneal.org.

Mobile Community Action Inc.: $163,640 (Mobile, Washington) 251-457-5700, mcamobile.org.

Macon-Russell Community Action Agency Inc.: $35,410 (Macon, Russell) 334-727-6100, mrcaa.org.

Pickens County Community Action Committee and Community Development Corporation Inc.: $9,910 (Pickens) 205-367-8166, caapickens.org.

Southeast Alabama Community Action Partnership Inc.: $88,885 (Barbour, Coffee, Geneva, Henry, Houston) 334-347-0881, southeastalabamacommunityactionpartnership.org.

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Community Action Agency of South Alabama: $103,664 (Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Marengo, Monroe, Wilcox) 251-626-2646, caaofsa.org.

Community Action Partnership of North Alabama Inc.: $92,492 (Cullman, Lawrence, Marion, Morgan, Winston) 256-355-7843, capna.org.

Community Service Programs of West Alabama Inc.: $153,244 (Bibb, Choctaw, Dallas, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Perry, Sumter, Tuscaloosa) 205-752-5429, cspwal.com.

Alabama Council on Human Relations Inc.: $66,427 (Lee) 334-821-8336, achr.com.

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