Agency with Dallas County ties receives funding

Published 6:55 am Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Community Service Programs of West Alabama Inc., which includes Dallas County, will receive $109,473 to help low-income households with home energy costs.

Gov. Kay announced Friday that 17 other community service agencies will receive a combined $1.29 million to assist low-income families heat and cool their homes.

“As these record hot summer months continue, many low-income residents may struggle to afford higher electric bills along with other expenses,” Gov. Ivey said. “These grants provide additional funding to assist in lowering cooling costs for many of them.”

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Bibb, Choctaw, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Perry, Sumter and Tuscaloosa is also part of Community Service Programs of West Alabama Inc.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs will administer the grants from funds made available by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. These grants are supplemental to grant funds of $26 million awarded by Gov. Ivey through the state’s yearly LIHEAP allocation earlier this year.

“ADECA joins Gov. Ivey in supporting those who most need assistance during this time,” ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell said. “Our partnerships with local community agencies ensure that many who truly need assistance receive help with high utility bills.”