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Alabama awards $2.3 million to assist low-income residents

These funds will help low-income residents take steps to secure gainful employment and improve their quality of life.

Posted: Dec. 26, 2017 3:27 PM
Updated: Dec. 26, 2017 3:27 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVA) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has awarded $2.3 million for programs that help low-income residents take steps to secure gainful employment and improve their quality of life.

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This will allow 20 community action agencies in Alabama to help low-income residents achieve self-sufficiency and address barriers to success through a variety of programs and services.

This includes job search assistance, short-term employment skills classes, parenting classes, etc.

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.

The following local counties will receive funding:

Community Service Programs of West Alabama Inc. (includes Lamar and Fayette counties) - $222,625

Pickens County Community Action Committee Inc. (Pickens) - $15,766

Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama Inc. (includes Franklin County) - $89,785

Marion-Winston Counties Community Action Committee Inc. (Includes Marion County) - $30,441

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