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Message from Jim Byard, Jr., 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.


Child Abuse Prevention & Sexual Assault Awareness Months            

Free, professional help is always available for victims at nonprofit organizations across the state.


CDBG - Disaster Recovery

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

Passenger Rail Feasibility Study RFP - Phase II Montgomery to Mobile​

Fair Housing Outreach

Understand the basic provisions of the Fair Housing Act.

Agencies partner in April for Distracted Driving Awareness Month

ADECA is partnering with ALEA and ALDOT to raise awareness of this traffic safety issue in April and urge all Alabamians to avoid distractions and just drive.​


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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