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    Ivey announces $50M grant program for nonprofit and faith-based organizations

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced a $50 million grant program to support nonprofit and faith-based organizations who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Alabama Nonprofit Grant Program and the Alabama Faith-Based Grant Program will be awarded to...

    Alabama’s Safer at Home Order extended until Aug. 31; masks required in schools

    Updated 7-29-20 at 3:05 p.m. MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday extended the state's Safer at Home Order until Aug. 31, 2020 at 5 p.m. In addition, the order was amended to require masks in "schools and colleges, where possible, for employees and...

    U.S. Justice Dept.: Excessive force in Alabama’s men’s prisons violates Constitution

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama on Thursday concluded there is reasonable cause to believe that the conditions at Alabama’s prisons for men violate the Eighth...

    Gudger: Small businesses, apply for extra COVID-19 relief now; deadline Saturday

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Kay Ivey earlier this month announced the $100 million Revive Alabama grant program to support small businesses (businesses with 19 or fewer employees) that have been impacted by COVID-19, offering grants of up to $15,000 per business to reimburse those...

    Alabama Historical Commission announces 2021 Grant Program

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -  The Alabama Historical Commission (AHC), the State Historic Preservation Office, has opened its 2021 Grant Program with funds appropriated by the Alabama Legislature. Historic sites meeting the eligibility can submit applications now through Aug.21, 2020. AHC will administer a $1.075 million Grant...

    Ivey announces statewide online driver’s license renewal extension

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.  – Governor Kay Ivey on Tuesday announced Alabama driver’s license holders will now be allowed to renew online a second time during a 12-year period. Until now, driver’s license holders were limited to one online renewal every eight years. As part of the...

    Alabama’s June unemployment rate drops to 7.5%; Cullman County’s rate falls to 5.4%

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) Secretary Fitzgerald Washington announced Friday that Alabama’s preliminary, seasonally adjusted June unemployment rate is 7.5%, down from May’s revised rate of 9.6% and above June 2019’s rate of 2.9%.  June’s rate represents 165,770 unemployed persons, compared...

    Amid COVID-19 spike, Dr. Deborah Birx visits Montgomery

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday hosted Dr. Deborah Birx, the coronavirus response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force. The governor, Alabama State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris and Birx met first in the governor’s office, before moving to a...

    $600 FPUC benefit set to expire July 25

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – ADOL is reminding all unemployment compensation claimants that Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC), the additional $600 federal benefit granted by the CARES Act, will expire on benefit week ending July 25, 2020. Across all states, the $600 FPUC payments are set to...

    ALEA investigates 8 deaths on roadways, waterways 4th of July weekend

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) investigated eight deaths during the 4th of July holiday period, from 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 3, to midnight Sunday, July 5. ALEA Troopers in the Marine Patrol Division investigated two non-boating fatalities (drownings), and Troopers in...

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