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Grants to Alabama Municipalities to Attract Visitors and Businesses to Communities Statewide

Gateway Grant Program


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Funding Source
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Geographic Focus
USA: Alabama

Important Dates
Deadline: 10/20/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $2,500 to Alabama municipalities for promotional and economic development projects that attract visitors and businesses to cities, towns, and communities statewide. Funding is intended to market and advertise the economic and cultural value within local communities, and to help towns invite new visitors, new industries, and new neighbors to the area.

Program Objectives:

  • Project helps maintain civic pride in communities.
  • Project enhances economic development opportunities by providing signage that is appealing and welcoming.
  • Project enhances community aesthetics by encouraging physical improvements in local neighborhoods.
  • Project assists with town or event promotion for economic impact.

Gateway grants can be used for:

  • The purchase of new signage
  • Renovation of existing signage
  • Website development or upgrades
  • Marketing materials for town/city or for town/city event promotion


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applying entity must be a city, town or community. Awards will be paid to the municipality.

Municipalities receiving a Gateway grant must not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, nationality, ethnic origin or disability.

Pre-Application Information
Cycle 1: Application opens September 18, 2023 and closes October 20, 2023

For signage applications requiring more than $2,500 for completion, please list other sources of funding that will help the applicant complete the project successfully.

Estimated Size of Grant
Funding is limited to a maximum of $2,500 per grant.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

Call: 205-257-0231
Contact Form:

Alabama Power Company
600 North 18th Street
Post Office Box 2641
Birmingham, AL 35203

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