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Communities across the state to benefit from latest Gateway grants by the Alabama Power Foundation

The Alabama Power Foundation has awarded nearly $60,000 in Gateway grants to support communities across the state – part of its longstanding commitment to elevating Alabama.

The Gateway program supports economic development and tourism in Alabama communities by providing grants of up to $2,500 to fund welcome signs, marketing materials and website development.

In south Alabama, the city of Citronelle plans to use its Gateway grant to purchase new signs that will greet visitors as well as promote the city’s assets. In Opelika, directional signs will be installed as part of a program to direct visitors to areas of downtown, promoting commerce and economic development.

“Across Alabama, many cities and towns have been able to use funding, such as Gateway grants, to enhance community aesthetics and increase civic pride,” said Marsha Morgan of the foundation’s Community Initiatives team. “The goal of the foundation is to create funds that are flexible enough for communities to choose projects that will provide them with the greatest benefit.”

(Courtesy of Alabama NewsCenter)