Recently, it was announced that The Alabama Power Foundation will be accepting applications for this year’s Gateway grants.

According to Alabama News Center, “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 2022, the foundation awarded 24 Gateway grants totaling more than $59,000 to support communities across the state – part of its longstanding commitment to elevating Alabama. Included in last year’s winning cycle was the City of Abbeville Downtown Beautification project.”

(City of Abbeville, Alabama/Facebook)

The article provides the following quote from Abbeville city clerk Melissa Wilson, “The Gateway grant has helped us promote making our city better than before. We are progressing forward and creating a more beautiful downtown area by adding decorative banner flags in place of the older flags, which required much upkeep. Our city is grateful for this opportunity to do great things in the community.”

Small businesses can find applications and more information here.