Governor Ivey Announces SBA Offering Disaster Assistance to Residents of Alabama Affected by Hurricane Michael

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that Alabama businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Michael on October 10 – 13, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA Administrator Linda McMahon made the loans available in response to a letter from Governor Ivey on Nov. 16, 2018, requesting a disaster declaration by …

Governor Ivey Announces $48.7 Million for Restoration and Conservation Projects in Alabama

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey announced on Monday the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) has approved more than $48 million for eight new projects, which focus on the restoration and conservation of Alabama’s natural resources. “Alabama’s Gulf Coast is of great ecological importance to our state, and it is imperative we protect and restore those natural resources harmed by …

Office of the Governor Announces Death of Alabama First Dog Bear

MONTGOMERY — The Office of the Governor is sad to announce the death of Bear, Governor Kay Ivey’s beloved dog, who passed away this afternoon from ongoing health issues. Bear, a 14-year old Chow mix, was adopted by Governor Ivey in 2005 from a local vet after he was hit by a car. Bear was beloved by the entire Governor’s …

Governor Ivey Announces USDA Disaster Declaration in Five Alabama Counties

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated five Alabama counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas. The primary counties include: Barbour, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Pike Counties. On October 15, 2018, Governor Ivey requested a primary county disaster designation for several counties in Alabama, due to damage and losses caused by significant …

Governor Ivey Breaks Ground on Alabama’s Largest Economic Development Investment of Last Decade

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Friday joined Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A. to break ground on their new $1.6 billion plant in Huntsville. The jointly owned-and-operated automotive production plant, which is expected to create 4,000 new jobs, is the largest economic development project landed by the state of Alabama in the last decade. “Not only is Mazda Toyota Manufacturing providing …

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Team Picked for Learning Lab on Helping Family Caregivers of Older Adults

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Friday announced officials from three Cabinet agencies and the Alabama House of Representatives’ Speaker Mac McCutcheon will take part in a learning lab aimed at helping states support family caregivers of older adults. Alabama’s four-person team will discuss ways to start or improve programs to support family caregivers, in meetings and conference calls led …

President Declares Major Disaster for Four Alabama Counties as a Result of Hurricane Michael

MONTGOMERY — In response to Governor Kay Ivey’s request, President Donald Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the state of Alabama, as a result of Hurricane Michael. The Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Program will provide assistance to four affected counties: Geneva, Henry, Houston and Mobile Counties. “I appreciate President Trump and FEMA for being responsive to …

Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Receiving Nearly $4 Million in Homeland Security Grants

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced the state of Alabama is receiving a total of $3,980,000 through the Homeland Security Grant Program. The Homeland Security Grant Program provides funding to state and local first responders to sustain and enhance protection, prevention and response capabilities to prevent terrorism and other catastrophic events. “On both the state and local levels, …

Governor Ivey Announces $1.5 Million Grant for Haleyville Fiber Infrastructure Project

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission has approved a $1,500,000 grant to the Tombigbee Electric Cooperative for the Haleyville Fiber Infrastructure Project. This project will help install 99 miles of new fiber construction which will provide internet access to approximately 252 businesses and over 1,500 households in Marion and Winston Counties. “The internet …

Governor Ivey Awards Nearly $17.8 Million to Improve Communities Across Alabama

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Friday awarded almost $17.8 million in Community Development Block Grants to improve 54 Alabama towns, cities and counties. The 55 grants will support a number of community improvement projects including water and sewer extensions and rehabilitation, street and drainage improvements, housing rehabilitation and community centers. “The beginning of a better Alabama starts today for …