Verizon Marks Build-out of 4G LTE Network in Alabama with Grants to Non-Profits

Verizon Foundation supports emergency relief and domestic violence prevention.

By Kate Jay on June 28, 2013

Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network in Alabama, from Muscle Shoals to Mobile, is now substantially complete, and to mark the milestone the company announced 4Gs, or four grants, for nonprofit organizations in the state. 

The support for emergency relief and domestic violence prevention efforts throughout the state total $100,000, including $10,000 each to the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund and Ready Alabama’s Be Ready Camp. The emergency relief fund grant will support tornado recovery in the state, while the Be Ready grant will be used to expand efforts to inspire the next generation of first responders. Both of these grants came from the Verizon Foundation, which also announced it is seeking proposals from organizations offering domestic violence prevention programs for $50,000 of support.

The Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence received a $30,000 HopeLine grant in honor of HopeLine Hero First Lady Dianne Bentley.

“Verizon has shown itself to be a good corporate citizen by supporting our long-term tornado recovery efforts and our ongoing natural disaster preparedness efforts through Serve Alabama,” Governor Bentley said. “Verizon is also working to help victims of domestic violence by connecting them with valuable resources. I appreciate Verizon’s continued support for the people of Alabama.”

Alabama non-profit organizations interested in applying for a Verizon Foundation grant as part of the RFP can click here for more information.