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Message from Kenneth W. Boswell, Director of ADECA

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) is committed to our mission:  Building Better Alabama Communities. Through partnerships with local governments, nonprofit groups, state and federal agencies, and other agencies, the men and women of ADECA work every day to improve the quality of life for Alabamians. I am pleased to welcome you to our website, and I invite you to explore our Department’s various program areas and divisions. We are here to serve, so please do not hesitate to contact us.


'Click It or Ticket' runs through June 4

Each year ADECA administers grant funding that helps law enforcement officers, deputies and state troopers boost enforcement of state seat belt laws.


CDBG - Disaster Recovery

Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds are allocated after some federally declared disasters.

Notice of 2017 CDBG Grant Application Workshop on June 20, 2017 (PDF)

Fair Housing Outreach

Understand the basic provisions of the Fair Housing Act.

Boswell Names Anita L. Archie ADECA Deputy Director

Archie joins ADECA with a focus on working with Director Boswell to meet the agency’s mission to strengthen and support local communities. The appointment is effective June 1.


State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)

The Community and Economic Development (CED) Division of ADECA is responsible for implementing and managing the SSBCI program in Alabama.

The State Banking Department will advise and assist the ADECA staff in the program implementation.


Funding Opportunities


Retrieving Data

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