Low-income households receive almost $47M in grants from Gov. Ivey

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Governor Kay Ivey gave remarks and participated in the Sylacauga Veterans Memorial Ribbon Cutting at Pinecrest Park Tuesday November 9, 2021 in Sylacauga, Ala. (Governor’s Office/ Hal Yeager)

Local agencies receive almost $47 million from Governor Kay Ivey to assist low-income families with utility costs. These grants are set to help resident stay warm during the cold months and cool during the hot months. Here are the details.

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Gov. Kay Ivey. (Photo via Governor Kay Ivey on Facebook)

Gov. Ivey awarded $47M in grants to help low-income households with utility costs during the brutal winter and summer months. According to a press release, the grants will assist in providing emergency funding to help low-income families heat and cool their homes in 2022.

“Alabama’s coldest and hottest times of the year hit many low-income residents particularly hard when they can struggle to pay their utility bills. these grants will provide extra funding to assisting in lowering the costs for many of them so that they can stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer.”

Kay Ivey, Governor, State of Alabama

With the help of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), the grants will be awarded to 18 community agencies that manage the programs at the local level and will receive applications from individuals seeking assistance

ADECA partnered with Gov. Ivey to make this happen

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

“ADECA stands with Gov. Ivey in supporting those who need help most during our hottest and coldest months. These partnerships with local community agencies ensure that those who truly need assistance will receive emergency help with heating and cooling their homes.”

Kenneth Boswell, Director, ADECA

Here’s which agencies received a grant

  • Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama Inc (Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale): $1.34M
  • Community Action Partnership of Middle Alabama Inc (Autauga, Chilton, Elmore and Shelby): $2.46M
  • Community Action Committee Inc. of Chambers-Tallapoosa-Coosa (Chambers, Coosa and Tallapoosa): $1.24M
  • Alabama Council on Human Relations Inc. (Lee): $1.39M
  • Community Action Partnership of Huntsville-Madison and Limestone Counties Inc. (Madison and Limestone): $3.62M
  • Mobile Community Action Inc. (Mobile and Washington): $5.12M
  • Montgomery Community Action Committee and Community Development Corporation Inc. (Montgomery): $2.57M
  • Community Action Partnership of North Alabama Inc. (Cullman, Lawrence, Marion, Morgan and Winston): $3.22M
  • Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama Inc. (Blount, Cherokee, DeKalb, Jackson, Marshall and St. Clair): $3.9M
  • Organized Community Action Program Inc. (Bullock, Butler, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Lowndes and Pike): $3.12M
  • Community Action Agency of South Alabama (Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Marengo, Monroe and Wilcox): $3.31M
  • Community Action Agency of Talladega, Clay, Randolph, Calhoun and Cleburne (Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Randolph and Talladega): $2.28M
  • Community Service Programs of West Alabama Inc. (Bibb, Choctaw, Dallas, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Perry, Sumter and Tuscaloosa): $5.97M
  • Walker County Community Action Agency Inc. (Walker County): $1M
  • Southeast Alabama Community Action Partnership Inc. (Barbour, Coffee, Geneva, Henry and Houston): $3.06M
  • Pickens County Community Action Committee and Community Development Corporation Inc. (Pickens): $510,922
  • Macon-Russell Community Action Agency Inc. (Macon and Russell): $1.2M
  • Community Action of Etowah County Inc. (Etowah): $1.47M

What do you think about The ADECA and Gov. Ivey awarding nearly $47M in grants to assist low-income families with utility costs? Tag us @TheBamaBuzz and let us know.

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