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Governor Ivey Awards Rural Areas with $17 Million for Internet Services

Governor Kay Ivey has awarded nearly $17 million to help provide broadband services in primarily rural, unserved areas of Alabama. The 36 grants awarded by Governor Ivey to multiple broadband providers across the state is the largest amount and number awarded to date from the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund. The fund was created by the Alabama Legislature in 2018. “The…

Montgomery Groups Helping Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault Victims Receive $193,000 in Grants

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $193,000 to assist specialized groups that help domestic violence and sexual assault victims in south central Alabama. “The extremely negative effects of domestic violence and sexual assault can linger for years for victims and their families,” Gov. Ivey said. “I commend these agencies for helping victims and their family members begin the recovery…

Covington County Receives $33,000 to Help Reduce Youth Crime

Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded a $33,000 grant to continue a program aimed at preventing juvenile crime in Covington County. The city of Andalusia along with the Youth Advocate Program will use funds for its Opportunity for Change for Covington County Youth program. The program helps guide juveniles, who may have committed minor offenses, away from harmful and illegal activities….

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…