Governor Bentley Announces Grants for Chambers and Cleburne Counties

Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday awarded three Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to the cities of Valley and Lanett and the Cleburne County Commission.

Governor Bentley Announces Infrastructure Grant for West Alabama Community

Governor Robert Bentley on Wednesday announced a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) was awarded to the city of Brent. The grant will fund the replacement of a main sewer line serving nearly 600 residents in the central part of the city.

Central Library AC update – Reduced hours extending into next week

Due to repairs necessary to fix air conditioning issues, the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) announced today that reduced operating hours in its East Building at 2100 Park Place downtown will be extending into next week (early August). Trst

Priority Veteran receives 3-year CARF accreditation

United Way of Central Alabama's Priority Veteran initiative recently received a 3-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for its Rapid Rehousing and Homelessness Prevention Program.


The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today approved several disaster recovery plans throughout the State of Alabama totaling $54.5 million to help local communities to recover from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding in 2011. These disaster plans will rely on grants provided earlier this year through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

VA Awards Nearly $350,000 to Alabama Veterans Home

WASHINGTON, DC - February 27, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- To ensure the Alabama Veterans home in Alexander City remains a comfortable and safe residence for Veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs is awarding nearly $350,000 for improvements to the kitchen at the state-run facility.

$400,000 in Grants to Cleanup and Revitalize Communities in Alabama

ATLANTA – April 21, 2010) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding two communities in Alabama with $400,000 in brownfields grants to help revitalize former industrial and commercial sites, turning them from problem properties to productive community use. Brownfields are sites where expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. The communities in Alabama receiving brownfields assessment grants include

Grants to Help Alabama Schools Cut Energy Costs

MONTGOMERY, AL - November 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Economic stimulus grants awarded by Governor Bob Riley are helping 70 schools in 14 public school systems save energy and reduce utility bills by upgrading equipment and making other improvements.

Secretary Donovan announces Recovery Act Funds to support community development in Alabama

First award made under the Recovery CDBG program will revitalize neighborhoods and create jobs. WASHINGTON - July 7, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — In an effort to stimulate community development and job growth, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced $1.8 million in funding to Birmingham, Alabama through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). The announcement came at the HUD field office in Birmingham, where the Secretary was joined by Congressman Artur Davis.

Grant Awarded for Pilot Program on School Bus Seat Belts

MONTGOMERY – Some Alabama children who take the bus to school will be buckled-up during the trip for the first time next year thanks to a grant awarded by a special panel Governor Bob Riley appointed.