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Alabama Starts Giving $600 Federal Stimulus Payments to the Unemployed

The State of Alabama has now started giving people receiving unemployment benefits an extra $600 a week. That money was approved in the passage of the federal CARES Act late last month. The extra money is officially called the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) benefit. The Alabama Department of Labor began paying the benefits on April 8.  People whose claims…

Rural Health Medical Program in Selma to Get CARES Act Grant

The Rural Health Medical Program in Selma will be receiving a CARES Act grant of $719,960. The announcement was made by Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-Alabama). The money is part of $4,227,190 in funding for community health centers in Alabama’s 7th Congressional District as part of the funding allocated by the CARES Act. The CARES Act, Congress’ third COVID-19 response bill,…

Business Council of Alabama to Present TV Special to Help Small Business Owners

The Business Council of Alabama will present a statewide TV special called “The Small Business Exchange” on Thursday night from 7-8 p.m. The special is designed to help small business owners recover from the economic hit they’ve taken due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The special will air on Alabama Public Television and on Facebook Live. Small business owners can get…