On Thursday, Governor Kay Ivey announced that twenty-one community service agencies in Alabama will receive $46.2 million in grants to assist low-income families by helping pay their energy bills. The grants were provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through their Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The grants were administered by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.
“Many low-income families in Alabama are forced to weigh between staying warm in their homes or having food and prescription medicine,” Ivey said in a press release. “These grants will help many elderly, disabled and families with children not have to make those choices.
Here is the list of Alabama agencies receiving grant money and the respective amounts they are receiving:
- Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama Inc. (Colbert, Franklin, and Lauderdale) – $1.25 million.
- Community Action Partnership of Huntsville/Madison and Limestone Counties Inc. (Madison and Limestone) – $2.77 million.
- Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama Inc. (Blount, Cherokee, DeKalb, Jackson, Marshall, and St. Clair) – $3.54 million.
- Community Action Partnership of North Alabama Inc. (Cullman, Lawrence, and Morgan) – $2.3 million.
- Marion-Winston Counties Community Action Committee Inc. (Marion and Winston) – $699,100.
- Community Action of Etowah County Inc. (Etowah) – $1.02 million.
- Walker County Community Action Agency Inc. (Walker) – $779,220.
- Community Action Agency of Talladega, Clay, Randolph, Calhoun and Cleburne Counties (Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Randolph, and Talladega) – $2.06 million.
- Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (Jefferson) – $4.49 million.
- Community Services Programs of West Alabama Inc. (Bibb, Choctaw, Dallas, Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Perry, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa) – $5.42 million.
- Pickens County Community Action Committee and Community Development Corp. Inc. (Pickens) – $368,550.
- Community Action Committee Inc. of Chambers-Tallapoosa-Coosa (Chambers, Coosa, and Tallapoosa) – $1.05 million.
- Community Action Partnership of Middle Alabama Inc. (Autauga, Chilton, Elmore, and Shelby) – $2.15 million.
- Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization Inc. (Hale) – $425,330.
- Alabama Council on Human Relations Inc. (Lee) – $1.23 million.
- Macon-Russell Community Action Agency Inc. (Macon and Russell) – $1.06 million.
- Montgomery Community Action Committee & CDC Inc (Montgomery) – $2.52 million.
- Organized Community Action Program Inc. (Bullock, Butler, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Lowndes and Pike) – $2.89 million.
- Southeast Alabama Community Action Partnership Inc. (Barbour, Coffee, Geneva, Henry, and Houston) – $2.25 million.
- Community Action Agency of South Alabama Inc. (Baldwin, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Marengo, Monroe and Wilcox) – $3.01 million.
- Mobile Community Action Inc. (Mobile and Washington) – $4.83 million.