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ADECA Director Preparing for State Census Tour

On Tuesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey will deliver her State of the State address to kick off the 2020 legislative session.. One thing she’s expected to touch on: the importance of the 2020 Census. Alabama’s population count of adults and children will lead to billions of dollars in federal funding- money that many organizations need. “For the next ten years,…

ADECA Moves Surplus Property Auctions Online

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) is moving Alabama’s public surplus property auctions to the internet starting this month. In a statement, ADECA says its move will allow for items to be auction year-round and allow the surplus property division’s Montgomery warehouse, where auctions had been held, to stay open throughout the year. Previously, the division would…

Feds Provide Funding for Winter Heating Bills

Money comes from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

State officials are distributing almost $47-Milliion dollars to assist people in low income households in paying their winter heating bills. Here are the agencies handling the distribution across the state,   Community Action Partnership of Huntsville/Madison and Limestone Counties Inc. (Madison and Limestone) – $2.77 million. Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama Inc. (Blount, Cherokee, DeKalb, Jackson, Mar­shall and St….

Federal Grants to Alabama—Domestic Violence

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  Federal funding sent from the U.S. Department of Justice to Alabama is going to be used for a variety of domestic violence programs. That includes some organizations in the Black Belt. Family Resource Center of Northwest Alabama (Walker County) – $22,160 for emergency shelter, case management and out-of-shelter services. The organization will also expand services to include an office…

Governor Ivey Signs Executive Order, Raises Awareness for 2020 Census

Earlier today, Governor Kay Ivey signed Executive Order 715 which establishes a state-level committee designed to prepare Alabamians for the 2020 U.S. Census. Governor Ivey called it the Alabama Counts! 2020 Census Committee. It will be broken down into subcommittees made up of leaders in healthcare, education, government, and others… who will be used to raise awareness across the state…

ADECA Names Jennifer Ardis as Communications and External Affairs Director

Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs Director Jim Byard Jr. named Jennifer Ardis as the department’s Communications and External Affairs Director effective today. Ardis, a longtime Governor’s Office staffer, will lead the section of ADECA responsible for informing Alabamians about the department’s programs and grants. The section handles external communication with the public and news media and manages the…

Gov. Bentley Awards Grants to Equip Millbrook Police

Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded three grants totaling $10,531 to provide equipment upgrades for the Millbrook Police Department. The grants will enable the city to upgrade body cameras and patrol weapons. Police officials said the department will purchase new, more reliable body cameras to replace old, worn-out units. The department also is upgrading their patrol-vehicle weapons from older shotguns to…