Ivey awards grant for Bevill State Community College

Governor Kay Ivey awarded a $20,000 Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) grant to establish a building operator certification program at Bevill State Community College in Jasper. The building operator certificate training is geared toward people who manage and maintain equipment in commercial buildings, including heating and air systems, and lighting.


Reed, South help secure coal severance funds

Senator Greg Reed (R-Jasper) announced last week that legislation he sponsored with Rep. Kyle South (R-Fayette) to extend the coal severance tax, which will generate millions of dollars for his district, was signed into law by the governor. Greg Reed, along with Representative South, Winston County Commission Chairman Roger Hayes, Fayette County Probate Judge Mike Freeman and Walker County Industrial Development Authority Chairman Bob Reed released the following statements on this important community support.

Restoration Springs to receive grant

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced the approval of a grant in the amount of $355,858 to the The University of Alabama for the Recovery Ecosystem For Substance Use Prevention And Treatment Through Community Reintegration And Employment Support For Alabamians (RESTORE Alabama). At least 36 workers/trainees will obtain employment and at least four of the businesses contacted will hire program participants.

Ivey issues weatherization grants for area

Governor Kay Ivey has awarded grants totaling $3.2 million statewide to assist low-income, elderly and disabled Alabama residents with weatherizing their homes to lower energy costs. A total of $229,705 was awarded to Community Service Programs of West Alabama Inc. (Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa). Contact the agency at (205) 752-5429 for more information. The grants support Alabama’s Weatherization Assistance Program which provides funds to improve the energy efficiency and safety of qualifying homes.

City of Fayette receives grant

The City of Fayette received a grant from the Alabama Department of Transportation that will aid with the resurfacing of Martin Luther King Drive and 10th Street. The grant, in the amount of $250,000, was announced last week by Governor Kay Ivey. The grant is the second round of special grants that have been awarded to counties and municipalities throughout the state as part of the “Rebuild Alabama Act.”

Governor provides grant for expansion of Showa Glove

Governor Kay Ivey has awarded a $500,000 grant to upgrade a manufacturing plant in the City of Fayette and preserve 186 jobs. The Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) awarded to the City of Fayette will provide infrastructure needed for the expansion of Showa Best Glove Inc. The company manufactures gloves made of latex and similar materials for use in the medical, industrial, fishing and food industries.