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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…

Studying Strokes in The Stroke Belt, which includes Alabama

UAB receives $20-Million Grant

UAB reports the study will try to determine why African-Americans in Alabama have a significantly higher stroke risk than white Alabama residents. They write: The REGARDS (REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke) study will be funded through 2023 by a $20.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). It has received…

City of Prattville Receives Grant for Celebration of the Arts

  The City of Prattville is pleased to announce that the Prattville Creative and Performing Arts Council has received a grant of $10,000 from the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA), the state arts agency. This grant will allow the City of Prattville and the Prattville Arts Council to once again sponsor a Celebration of the Arts in 2018….

Booker T. Washington Magnet High School Wins $1,000 Grant

A Montgomery high school is being recognized by a non-profit for its efforts to help students take one of the first steps to get into college. Alabama Possible’s “Cash for College” program encourages high schools to assist their Seniors in filling out the FAFSA or free application for federal student aid. Kristina Scott,  executive director of Alabama Possible says “We’re here…

Gov. Bentley Announces Community Development Block Grant for Tuskegee

Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday awarded a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the City of Tuskegee. The grant totaling $300,000 will be used to extend municipal sewer service along Highway 81 to I-85 Exit 38. This project will provide sewer services to a new commercial development that will include a hotel, convenience store and gas station. The project will…

Gov. Bentley Awards $100,000 Grant to 18 Alabama Cities

Gov. Robert Bentley has announced a $100,000 grant to provide the tools to help 18 Alabama cities excel and reach their potential. Funds from the Appalachian Regional Commission will enable Alabama Communities of Excellence Inc. to continue to provide  training and develop leaders in the communities taking part in the program designed to help strengthen smaller Alabama cities and towns…

City of Dadeville Awarded Grant for New Police Equipment

A $3,650 grant awarded by Gov. Robert Bentley is assisting the city of Dadeville in obtaining new equipment for police officers. The Dadeville Police Department is using grant funds to purchase five rearview backup cameras for patrol vehicles, eight pairs of Kevlar-enforced gloves, eight duty bags and four sets of body armor attachments that help officers stay cooler while wearing…

Pike Road Schools a Top 50 Finalist to Win $10 Million Grant

Pike Road School System has been selected as one of 50 finalists vying for the opportunity to win the $10M XQ Super School Grant. Thousands of schools across the country submitted entries in what has become the largest open call in history to rethink high school. The XQ Super School project is dedicated to helping schools across America bring an innovative…

Dadeville PD Receives Grant to Purchase New Equipment

Gov. Robert Bentley has awarded a $2,544 grant to help the City of Dadeville purchase new equipment for police officers. The Dadeville Police Department will purchase new safety lights and holsters to help officers operate more efficiently when patrolling at night. The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant from funds made available by the U.S….