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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.


Drought Planning and Management in Alabama            

ADECA's Office of Water Resources is tracking drought conditions in Alabama, providing updates regularly.

See the most recent Drought Declaration, Drought Impact Summary, the new Drought GIS Portal, and more here.​

CDBG - Disaster Recovery

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

Fair Housing Outreach

Understand the basic provisions of the Fair Housing Act.

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..


ADECA named national leader for role in energy code compliance

Alabama has been recognized as the national leader in partnering with building industry groups to ensure that residents get the maximum benefits of the codes.​


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