Ivey Awarding $400K Grant to Alabama Coalition Against Rape
By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Harrison Holland
Gov. Kay Ivey is giving a grant worth more than $400,000 to an organization supporting sexual assault survivors across Alabama.
According to the Governor’s Office, the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the grant to the Alabama Coalition Against Rape. Funding for the grant was provided by the U.S. Department of Justice.
The coalition provides legal, medical and counseling services to sexual assault survivors across Alabama with the help of more than a dozen regional agencies.
“We must work to ensure that professional help is always available for anyone who has been a victim of sexual assault,” Ivey said. “I commend the Alabama Coalition Against Rape for their efforts to provide services for victims and for their outreach work in helping to prevent these horrible crimes.”