MONTGOMERY, AL (STL.News) Governor Kay Ivey has awarded a total of $2 million to assist the city of Huntsville and Colbert County in rebounding from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Huntsville was awarded $1.5 million, and Colbert County received a $500,000 grant. The awards are part of more than $40 million allocated to Alabama under a special Community Development Block Grant program funded from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Governor Ivey will announce additional grants to other Alabama cities and counties as applications are processed. The grant funds are required to be expended on projects relating to the recovery from or preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus or any future infectious diseases.
“Alabamians, especially the frontline workers, are to be commended for weathering the COVID-19 pandemic,” Governor Ivey said. “These funds will further assist the many people who were negatively impacted and are trying to rebound.”
The city of Huntsville will use funds to assist service providers in helping homeless people who are considered at high risk for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
Colbert County plans to purchase, outfit and staff a mobile health clinic to provide needed services for low- and moderate-income persons throughout the county.