Gov. Ivey awards grant to support vocational training for incarcerated people

Gov. Kay Ivey awarded a $150,000 grant to JF Ingram State Technical College to provide career technical education to incarcerated people. The university is partnering with the Alabama Department of Corrections and the Alabama Department of Pardons and Parole for this program, which will serve students in state correctional education facilities across Alabama. One of […]

Ivey awards grants to train Alabama first responders

The state awarded three grants worth $239,000 to support training of local first responders. Governor Kay Ivey announced. The new training will focus on treating overdoses, avoiding dangerous driving situations and responding to mass shootings. “When the unthinkable happens, we rely on first responders to provide life-saving assistance,” Ivey said. “Our first responders are asked […]

Pima County awards nearly $7M to affordable housing projects

More affordable housing is coming to Tucson after the Pima County Board of Supervisors awarded nearly $7 million to preserve and develop more than 800 homes in the city. The $6.8 million in funding will result in the construction of 835 additional units in eight projects across the metro area. This is the second round […]

Alabama lawmaker introduces bill to ban ESG from public contract awards

State Rep. Chip Brown (R-Hollinger's Island) submitted a bill Prohibits the use of environmental, social, and governmental (ESG) criteria when awarding public contracts in Alabama. Although opposition to ESG practices has gained attention at the public policy level in recent years, the issue is still relatively unknown to the general public. ESG is standard defined […]

ALDOT awards contract for the first phase of widening Highway 52

Governor Kay Ivey announced Monday that the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has been awarded the contract for the first phase of the Highway 52 widening in Geneva County. “I am proud to announce that through the transformative power of Rebuild Alabama, we have made significant progress in widening Highway 52,” said Governor Ivey. “This […]

Poarch Band of Creek Indians awards $250k to support seniors at local community center

At a press conference in Madison yesterday, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians announced it has awarded a $250,000 grant to Madison Visionary Partners. The funds will go toward construction of a new Madison Community Center senior wing. Melanie Thornton, executive director of Madison Visionary Partners (MVP), expressed her gratitude to the tribes and thanked […]

Ivey awards $188 million for ‘Middle Mile’ broadband projects across Alabama

Gov. Kay Ivey announced major broadband news in rural Alabama on Monday at a press conference in her hometown of Camden. Ivey is part of a massive $188,453,905 grant awarded to more than a dozen organizations in the state to connect some of Alabama's isolated communities to fast, reliable internet. It was revealed that he […]

Ivey awards $188 million for “Middle Mile” broadband projects

Gulp. Kay Ivey on Monday announced more than $188 million to continue expanding high-speed internet access in Alabama. Grants totaling $188,453,905 were awarded to 12 internet service providers to install “Middle Mile” projects spanning more than 4,000 miles across Alabama. Middle Mile projects help close the broadband expansion gap, making it more economically viable and […]