Federal Grant

Federal Grant to Help Develop Workers in West Alabama

LIVINGSTON, Ala. (AP) – A $2.5 million federal grant will help develop new workers with a goal of expanding economic development in rural west Alabama. The money is going to the University of West Alabama for work in a 10-county region. The area includes some of the state’s poorest counties, and officials sometimes cite the lack of qualified workers as…

Federal Grant to Add Security steps in Alabama Prisons

Alabama prisons are getting some extra money to spend on improving security. The department plans to use a more than $64,000 federal grant announced Wednesday by Gov. Kay Ivey’s office to buy new equipment and conduct additional training. Some of the money will go toward protective gear that correctional officers can use when handling dangerous narcotics. Grant funds also will…