On Feb. 1, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey awarded more than $10.5 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to assist 28 Alabama towns and cities in improving their communities. Many of the grants are going to improve sewer and water infrastructure.
The governor said the CDBG program enables communities to address needed projects that affect the health and welfare of residents. Today’s ceremony at the Capitol was the second round of CDBG announcements. The governor announced the first round of CDBG awards on Jan. 24th.
“Lives will be improved thanks to these projects funded through the Community Development Block Grant program,” Ivey said. “People who have been subject to impure water will get clean water to drink, bathe and wash. People who have been maneuvering unsafe roads will soon be traveling smooth streets, and the list goes on. I am so thankful for this program and the assistance it provides to communities who may be unable to afford these needed improvements on their own.”
The two award ceremonies represent almost $17 million in CDBG funds awarded for improvements in municipalities and counties.
Most CDBG funds are awarded annually in several categories through a competitive process based on many factors including the number of low-and moderate-income families affected, community need and cost efficiency of projects.
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) is administering the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Today’s grant announcements are in the categories of small and large cities.
Those awarded grants, grant amounts and projects are below:
Town of Brantley – $350,000 for sewer improvements.
City of Bridgeport – $346,001 for drainage improvements.
Town of Brilliant– $350,000 for sewer improvements.
City of East Brewton – $350,000 for sewer improvements.
Town of Elmore – $350,000 for sewer system extension.
City of Florala – $350,000 for sewer improvements.
City of Hartford– $350,000 for sewer improvements.
City of Jemison – $350,000 for sewer system extension.
Town of McKenzie – $350,000 for water line rehabilitation
Town of Mentone– $335,322 for water system improvements.
Town of Napier Field– $238,770 for sewer system improvements.
Town of Notasulga – $250,000 for sewer system extension.
Town of Oakman – $350,000 for sewer system improvements.
Town of Reece City – $256,000 for drainage improvements.
Town of Rockford – $349,911 for demolition and rehabilitation.
City of Vernon – $350,000 for sewer and street improvements.
Town of Yellow Bluff – $350,000 for street improvements.
City of Albertville – $450,000 for sewer rehabilitation.
City of Arab – $450,000 for sewer rehabilitation.
City of Athens – $450,000 for drainage improvements/flooding prevention.
City of Attalla – $450,000 for sewer rehabilitation.
City of Brewton – $450,000 for sewer rehabilitation.
City of Cullman – $450,000 for sewer and water systems rehabilitation, drainage and street improvements.
City of Daleville – $450,000 for water line rehabilitation and street improvements.
City of Hartselle – $450,000 for sewer and water system rehabilitation and drainage improvements.
City of Jackson – $450,000 for sewer and water line rehabilitation and street and drainage improvements.
City of Livingston – $450,000 for sewer rehabilitation.
City of Troy – $450,000 for water system, drainage and street improvements.
ADECA administers an array of programs supporting law enforcement and traffic safety, economic development, energy conservation, water resource management and recreation development.