President Trump Approves Emergency Disaster Declaration for Alabama Counties Following Hurricane Michael

MONTGOMERY — In response to Governor Kay Ivey’s request on October 11th, President Donald Trump approved an Emergency Disaster Declaration for the state of Alabama, as a result of Hurricane Michael. The Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Program will provide assistance under category B to Alabama counties. “I greatly appreciate President Trump approving our request for federal assistance. Alabama …

Governor Ivey Announces New Medicaid Long-Term Care Program Offering Enhanced Care Management, More Community Options

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey announced on Monday that the federal government has approved a new statewide care-management program to complement and enhance the state’s current system of long-term care services provided to approximately 23,000 Alabama Medicaid recipients. The Integrated Care Network (ICN) program was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on September 12, 2018, to …

Governor Ivey Attends Unveiling of State Security Operations Center and Cybersecurity Website

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey joined the state of Alabama’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) Monday to unveil its new Security Operations Center (SOC) and cybersecurity website. Gov. Ivey also declared October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The SOC is Alabama’s first ever centralized security operation. It monitors the state’s use of electronic resources, including what is being attacked and where …

Governor Ivey Welcomes News of ULA, Blue Origin Partnership in Alabama

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey applauded United Launch Alliance’s decision to select Blue Origin’s BE-4 engine to power ULA’s next-generation Vulcan Centaur rocket, saying it will provide a major boost to Alabama’s aerospace industry and extend the state’s leadership position in rocketry. ULA, which produces Atlas V and Delta IV rockets at a facility in Decatur, announced today that Blue …

Governor Ivey Announces Delta Regional Authority Investment of $1.1 Million to Strengthen Alabama’s Economy, Infrastructure

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey and Delta Regional Authority (DRA) Chairman Chris Caldwell announced that DRA will invest $1.1 million to enhance workforce training and development, help create technology jobs and deliver safe drinking water to the Black Belt region. DRA’s investments, along with other public and private partners, will bring a total of $13.4 million in new investments to …

Governor Ivey Awards $1.89 Million to Help Victims of Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Friday awarded $1.89 million in grants to support organizations and programs that help victims of domestic violence and elder abuse throughout the state. “No one should ever have to experience the horrors of domestic violence or elder abuse, but there is hope for those who unfortunately do become victims,” Governor Ivey said. “The programs …

Second Annual Governor’s Job Fair for People with Disabilities to be Held October 25

HUNTSVILLE – In partnership with the Alabama Career Center System / Alabama Department of Labor, the City of Huntsville, United Ability, the Alabama Department of Rehab Services, the Alabama Department of Mental Health, the Governor’s Office on Disability, and the Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind, Governor Kay Ivey announced plans on Thursday to host the second annual Governor’s …

Governor Ivey Approves Deployment of Personnel, Resources to North Carolina in Preparation for Hurricane Florence Response

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced Alabama is sending state personnel and resources to North Carolina to assist with hurricane response efforts. The Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) has received requests for assistance from North Carolina and South Carolina as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast. Currently AEMA has one mobile communication site vehicle, one AEMA staff member …