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Ivey awards $1.7 million in grants for low-income assistance programs

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey recently awarded $1.7 million for organizations that assist low-income Alabamians achieve economic self-sufficiency. 

Awarded via Community Services Block Grants, the funds will be distributed to 18 community action organizations that assist Alabamians across the state.

“Sometimes people need a helping hand to lift themselves up when they are going through hard times,” Ivey said in a statement. 

“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.”

Among the services offered by the organizations include assistance in finding employment, budget skill training programs, education assistance, adequate housing securement and food and health services.

The grants will be administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, and were 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,” said ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell. “ADECA is glad to join Gov. Ivey in supporting these agencies and the comprehensive services they provide.”

Below are the 18 agencies awarded funding:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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