Governor Kay Ivey Announced Today a Major Change to Her Senior Leadership Team

MONTGOMERY – Governor Ivey announced on Tuesday that longtime confidant and chief of staff Steve Pelham will be leaving the Governor’s Office to become the new Vice President for Economic Development and Chief of Staff to Auburn University President Steven Leath in February.  Pelham became Ivey’s chief of staff when she was elected Alabama’s first Republican woman Lieutenant Governor in …

Governor Ivey Announces $10.6 Million Grant Awarded to Early Childhood Education

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey announced on Tuesday that the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education was awarded $10,620,000 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child Care (OCC) through their Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five (PDG B-5) Program. “We welcome these much-needed funds to help us focus on building a strong foundation for Alabama’s …

Governor Ivey Awards Nearly $2.5 Million for Emergency Housing Assistance

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey has awarded nearly $2.5 million in grants to help homeless Alabamians find immediate housing and to assist others who are in danger of becoming homeless. The funds from the Emergency Solutions Grant program will support organizations across the state that provide shelter, legal and health services and financial education for families and individuals without a …

Governor Ivey Chosen as Chairwoman of the Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey has been selected as chairwoman of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Governors Coalition. Fellow Coalition governors selected Governor Ivey on Wednesday to serve a two-year term as chair of the group. The Coalition, formed in 2011, is a bipartisan effort to advance safe offshore energy development through responsible resource management, as part of a comprehensive …

Governor Ivey Awards $1.5 Million to Enhance Recreation in Alabama

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Monday awarded $1.5 million in grants to improve recreational facilities in 10 Alabama communities. The awards, made through the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, range from building soccer fields to upgrading camp sites. “Improving Alabama’s parks, trails and ball fields makes our communities better places to live and promotes healthier and happier people,” …

Governor Ivey Awards $46.6 Million to Help Low-Income Residents with Heating Costs

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Friday awarded $46.6 million in grants to assist low-income families in Alabama with energy bills. The grants, issued to 21 community service agencies throughout the state, provide emergency funds to help low-income families heat their houses this winter. “During the winter, many low-income families are forced to choose between staying warm in their houses …

Governor Ivey Launches Year of Alabama Bicentennial

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey launched the year of Alabama’s bicentennial at the Alabama State Capitol on Friday, saying it will be a year to celebrate and educate. “We have an opportunity in front of us, and just as Alabamians have done for the past 199 years, we will make the most of that opportunity,” Governor Ivey said. “Alabama is …

Governor Ivey Awards Grant to Assist Victims in Southwest Alabama

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday awarded $316,475 to assist sexual assault victims in three southwestern Alabama counties. The grant awarded to the Family Counseling Center of Mobile Inc. will offer no cost professional services to sexual assault victims and affected family members in Mobile, Clarke and Washington counties. “Sexual assault is a horrendous physical and mental offense that …

Governor Ivey Awards $3.1 Million to Assist Low-Income Residents

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced the award of grants totaling $3.1 million for programs that help low-income residents take steps to secure gainful employment and improve their quality of life. The Community Services Block Grants will enable 20 community action agencies throughout the state to help low-income residents achieve self-sufficiency and address barriers to success through a …

Governor Ivey Announces Important Changes to Staff

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced important changes to her staff, as she transitions to a full term. As the governor moves forward in implementing her vision for the state, she believes these changes to her staff will be crucial to most effectively serve the people of Alabama. Adam Thompson is being promoted to Deputy Chief of Staff …