Montgomery, AL – 25 of Alabama's 67 counties will receive a federal grant to benefit Alzheimer's programs. Governor Riley and state Department of Senior Services Director Irene Collins say the grant is for more than 311 thousand dollars a year for three years...totaling about one million dollars. Riley says the grant will allow the state to provide training, education and services to better the lives of those with Alzheimer's. The grant was given as part of the Alzheimer's Disease Demonstration Grants to States Program.
Montgomery, AL – The state Department of Economic and Community Affairs will receive 215 thousand dollars from the federal Department of Justice. U.S. Senator Richard Shelby says the money will be used to focus on reducing risks and enhancing protective factors to prevent youth from entering the juvenile justice system. The program offers funding incentives to encourage community leaders to work with their areas' own strengths to support delinquency prevention.