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Governor awards funds for energy assistance to low-income persons
Special to the News
Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded more than $39.8 million in special grants to help qualified low-income households with the costs of their home energy bills.
The grants will enable 20 community service agencies to provide emergency funding to help low-income families remain comfortable in their homes during the hot summer months and cool winter months.
“With summer in full swing in Alabama, many residents require assistance to stay comfortable in their homes during sweltering temperatures,” Gov. Ivey said. “These grants will provide additional funding to assist in lowering home energy costs for those who need help the most.”
Gov. Ivey awarded the grants to agencies that manage programs at the local level. Those agencies receive applications from individuals who wish to be considered for assistance.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of the American Rescue Plan.
“ADECA joins Gov. Ivey in partnering with community action agencies to provide assistance, particularly to those low-income individuals and families who are elderly, have a disability or have children in the home,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said.
Below is a list of each grant, the recipient agency, counties served and the agency telephone number:
- $1.07 million to Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama Inc. (Colbert, Franklin and Lauderdale) 256-766-4330.
- $2.94 million to Community Action Partnership of Huntsville-Madison and Limestone Counties Inc. (Madison and Limestone) 256-851-9800.
- $3.18 million to Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama Inc. (Blount, Cherokee, DeKalb, Jackson, Marshall and St. Clair) 256-638-4430.
- $597,779 to Marion-Winston Counties Community Action Committee Inc. (Marion and Winston) 205-921-4224.
- $1.79 million to Community Action Partnership of North Alabama Inc. (Cullman, Lawrence and Morgan) 256-355-7843.
- $798,879 to Walker County Community Action Agency Inc. (Walker) 205-221-4010.
- $3.73 million to Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (Jefferson) 205-327-7500.
- $1.19 million to Community Action of Etowah County Inc. (Etowah) 256-546-9271.
- $1.84 million to Community Action Agency of Talladega, Clay, Randolph, Calhoun and Cleburne (Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Randolph and Talladega) 256-362-6611.
- $409,896 to Pickens County Community Action Committee and Community Development Corporation Inc. (Pickens) 205-367-1283.
- $3.77 million to Community Service Programs of West Alabama Inc. (Bibb, Choctaw, Dallas, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Perry, Sumter and Tuscaloosa) 205-752-5429.
- $1.98 million to Community Action Partnership of Middle Alabama Inc. (Autauga, Chilton, Elmore and Shelby) 205-755-1204.
- $1 million to Community Action Committee Inc. of Chambers-Tallapoosa-Coosa (Chambers, Coosa and Tallapoosa) 256-825-4287.
- $1.13 million to Alabama Council on Human Relations Inc. (Lee) 334-821-8336.
- $1.99 million to Montgomery Community Action Committee and Community Development Corporation Inc. (Montgomery) 334-263-3474.
- $974,548 to Macon-Russell Community Action Agency Inc. (Macon and Russell) 334-727-6100.
- $3.98 million to Mobile Community Action Inc. (Mobile and Washington) 251-457-5700.
- $2.59 million to Community Action Agency of South Alabama (Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Marengo, Monroe and Wilcox) 251-626-2646.
- $2.36 million to Organized Community Action Program Inc. (Bullock, Butler, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Lowndes and Pike) 334-566-1712.
- $2.47 million to Southeast Alabama Community Action Partnership Inc. (Barbour, Coffee, Geneva, Henry and Houston) 334-347-0881.