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Four Alabama Airports Receive $10 Million Grant for Improvements

On Tuesday, September 1, U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) announced that four airports across the state of Alabama will receive a total of $10,109,066 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants for improvements to airport infrastructure. The grant funding, awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), has been made available through annual appropriations measures, as well as the Coronavirus Aid,…

Gov. Ivey Awards $750,000 Grant to Help Create Jobs in Alabama’s Black Belt Region

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $750,000 grant to help create 85 new jobs and increase commerce in Sumter County and the state’s Black Belt region. The Sumter County Commission will use funds to improve infrastructure necessary for Enviva, the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, which is investing more than $140 million in building a production facility at the…

Governor Ivey Announces $170 Million for Health Care and Remote Learning in Alabama Public Schools

Governor Kay Ivey on Monday awarded $70 million to support the Alabama State Department of Education’s (ALSDE) Education Health and Wellness Grant Program and $100 million to support the Educational Remote Learning Devices Grant Program. “COVID-19 greatly impacted delivery of instruction within our public schools and, in many cases, exposed our weakest areas of remote learning capabilities,” Governor Kay Ivey…

Troy University Students Can Apply for Emergency Financial Aid Grants

Troy University students affected by the disruption of campus operations this spring can apply for emergency financial aid grants thanks to funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. To be eligible for a grant, a student must have been taking in-class courses at a Troy University location as of March 16. Additionally, a student must…

Gov. Ivey Awards Grant to Help Inmates Find Jobs After Release from Prison

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $99,546 grant to help inmates find gainful employment once released from prison. J.F. Ingram State Technical College in Deatsville will use funds to seek and establish a database of employers who are willing to provide employment opportunities for inmates who have been released from prison and have successfully completed vocational training at the school….

State Prison Inmate Drug Programs Funded

Federal Grant Approved

     The U.S. Justice Department has approved a grant of a half-million dollars to pay for drug treatment programs in seven Alabama state prisons.      State officials say the program… “…provides inmates the opportunity to escape their drug habit while in prison and create a new slate when they are released. …the program will be conducted by counselors who specialize…

Troy University Gets Grant to Study Recycling Plastics

3.2 Million will launch new research center.

Troy University will begin a new research facility called The Center for Materials and Manufacturing Sciences (CMMS) using a $3.2 Million grant from The National Institute of Standards and Technology. The grant was announced by the office of U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, which describes is as….   “…research involving the properties of polymers in plastics during the course of recycling…

Marion Gets Grant to Help Repair Flood Damage

From the West Alabama Newsroom– The process of repairing some major flood damage in the city of Marion — just got a major shot in the arm — thanks to a grant from the governor. The city of Marion has been awarded $350,000 dollars to help with the repairs. The city was hit hard by flooding caused by Tropical Depression…

Anti-Rape Group Receives Federal Grant of Almost $400,000

DOJ grant goes to Alabama Coalition Against Rape

The Alabama Coalition Against Rape has been awarded a grant for $390,973 from the U.S. Department of Justice. The grant came through The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA). The coalition described itself as  “a statewide nonprofit organization working to prevent sexual violence in the State of Alabama. Since its inception in 1995, ACAR has utilized its voice…

Alabama Historical Commission To Receive African-American Civil Rights Grants

  The Alabama Historical Commission (AHC) is set to receive two African American Civil Rights Grants from the National Park Service. The first grant totaling $365,720 will be used to develop a master plan and to complete phase I rehabilitation of a building across from the Freedom Rides Museum Moore Building located on South Court Street in Montgomery. The Moore…