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Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Team Picked for Learning Lab on Helping Family Caregivers of Older Adults
November 9, 2018

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
President Declares Major Disaster for Four Alabama Counties as a Result of Hurricane Michael
November 5, 2018

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.
Governor Ivey Announces Alabama Receiving Nearly $4 Million in Homeland Security Grants
November 1, 2018

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
Governor Ivey Announces $1.5 Million Grant for Haleyville Fiber Infrastructure Project
October 31, 2018

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
Governor Ivey Awards Nearly $17.8 Million to Improve Communities Across Alabama
October 26, 2018

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
Governor Ivey Announces New Alabama HBCU Co-Op Pilot Program
October 24, 2018

Governor Ivey Announces New Alabama HBCU Co-Op Pilot Program

BIRMINGHAM — Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced the creation of the Alabama HBCU Co-Op Pilot Program while at the inaugural Alabama HBCU Competitiveness Convening. The event was hosted by the Alabama Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs (GOMA) and the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The
Governor Ivey Awards Grant to Help Create Jobs in Lincoln
October 19, 2018

Governor Ivey Awards Grant to Help Create Jobs in Lincoln

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey has awarded a $300,000 grant to help transport the vehicles that Alabama workers build and, in the process, create at least 50 new jobs in the city of Lincoln. The Community Development Block Grant will assist Lohr North America in locating in the city’s industrial
Alabama Breaks Records in September: Record High Number of Jobs, and Record High Number of People Employed
October 19, 2018

Alabama Breaks Records in September: Record High Number of Jobs, and Record High Number of People Employed

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Alabama has once again broken employment and job records. In September, wage and salary employment reached a record high, and the number of people counted as working was also a record high, for the fifth month in a row. “Not only are
Governor Ivey Awards $2.7 Million to Enhance Recreational Trails Program in Alabama
October 18, 2018

Governor Ivey Awards $2.7 Million to Enhance Recreational Trails Program in Alabama

MONTGOMERY — Alabama’s outdoor recreational opportunities will soon increase thanks to $2.7 million in grants awarded by Governor Kay Ivey. The funds will help expand or build trails or trail amenities at 10 sites in Alabama to enhance recreation outlets. An additional grant will provide equipment for improving state trails.
Gov. Ivey Applauds $1.75 Million Grant to Alabama Community College System for Jobs Program in Central and West Alabama
October 16, 2018

Gov. Ivey Applauds $1.75 Million Grant to Alabama Community College System for Jobs Program in Central and West Alabama

MONTGOMERY — Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday applauded the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for awarding a new $1.75 million grant to the Alabama Community College System (ACCS) which will provide a valuable tool to support economic growth in coal-mining communities and will help residents of 10 central and west Alabama