Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs

Emergency Housing Grants
3:51 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Grants Awarded To Help Ala. Groups Serve Homeless

Governor Robert Bentley says the grants will "prevent homelessness by giving a helping hand to Alabamians at a time of critical need."
Credit governor.alabama.gov

Governor Robert Bentley has announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is providing Alabama with $1.8 million in grants help fund emergency housing initiatives.

Bentley says that the grants will "prevent homelessness by giving a helping hand to Alabamians at a time of critical need."

The money is being provided by the Emergency Solutions Grant program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The funding is meant to help agencies provide shelter, legal and health services and financial consulting.

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TVA Coal- Alabama
4:15 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Alabama To Help Laid-Off TVA Workers

The TVA board has decided to close all five coal-burning units at its Colbert plant in Tuscumbia.
Credit Tennessee Valley Authority

A state agency director says the Tennessee Valley Authority employees slated for layoffs in Alabama will receive the same services as workers laid off by private industries.

The director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Jim Byard, says that once a closing date is known for TVA's six coal-fired generating units, the state will help laid-off workers with a variety of services. They include applying for unemployment insurance, getting job referrals, preparing resumes and securing money for job retraining.

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