The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) has awarded grants to multiple agencies in the state, including two in Dallas County.
SABRA Sanctuary received $32,000 from ADECA, according to an announcement made on Dec. 30. SABRA is an agency that serves domestic abuse victims in Dallas, Greene, Marengo, Perry, Sumter and Wilcox counties.
“For anyone suffering from abuse, I want you to know that there is help available,” Alabama Governor Kay Ivey said. “I commend the staff members of these organizations for the important work they do in helping victims of domestic violence and raising awareness of these issues in their communities.”
In another announcement, ADECA awarded $3.2 million to assist low-income families. The goal of the grants is to help families become more self sufficient, the announcement said.
“With the COVID-19 pandemic, many Alabamians have found themselves with even more challenging economic situations,” Ivey commented. “It is my desire that funds from these Community Services Block Grants will provide programs and services to help people rise from those depths and lead fulfilling and rewarding lives that will benefit them and their families.”
Community Service Programs of West Alabama Inc. received $306,275. The organization serves Bibb, Choctaw, Dallas, Fayette, Greene, Lamar, Perry, Sumter and Tuscaloosa counties.
The funds will go to helping participants find jobs. ADECA administered the grants from funds that were made available from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.