Governor Ivey Awards COVID-19 Community Development Block Grants to Calhoun, Mobile and Montgomery Counties
MONTGOMERY, AL (STL.News) Governor Kay Ivey has awarded $1.6 million to assist Calhoun, Mobile and Montgomery counties with their continued efforts to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
“Our counties have shown remarkable abilities in navigating through the COVID-19 pandemic and getting back to the duties at hand,” Governor Ivey said. “I am hopeful these funds will help speed up that process as the recovery from COVID-19 continues.”
Calhoun County was awarded $600,000 to provide three mobile medical units that can be used for COVID testing and vaccinations as well as other future needs.
Mobile County was awarded $700,000 to purchase personal protection equipment for emergency officials and first responders.