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Carney announces $16M for children’s mental health facility

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Gov. John Carney announced the investment in Elsmere Tuesday alongside Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall Long, House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst and DSYCF secretary Josette Manning. Delaware will invest $16 million in federal COVID relief funds to renovate and remodel a building aimed at addressing the mental and behavioral health needs of children.  By rehabilitating Wharton Hall on the Department of …

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Grants allocated to bring high-speed internet to every Delaware home

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Every Delaware home will have access to high-speed wired broadband internet thanks to $56 million in federal infrastructure grants. Grants were awarded to Comcast, Verizon and Mediacom – Delaware’s three largest service providers. Comcast will receive $33.1 million, Verizon will receive $11.8 million and Mediacom will receive $11.1 million. With those funds, the three companies will extend their existing coverage …

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North Wilmington, Newark libraries to get new buildings

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The Selbyville Public Library will be able to construct a new building, thanks to American Rescue Plan money. Thanks to American Rescue Plan Act bucks, the Selbyville Public Library will be able to build a new library and move out of the stately home in which it’s now housed. Selbyville is one of nine Delaware libraries up and down the …

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As revenues rise, Republicans say taxpayers should get some money back

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Republicans in the General Assembly have introduced six bills to decrease Delawareans’ tax burden. (Getty Images) Republicans in the House of Representatives have introduced six new bills to return surplus state revenue to Delawareans. With a windfall of cash from federal stimulus bills and the bipartisan infrastructure bill, Republican lawmakers say there’s no better time to give Delawareans some needed …

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UD, DSU, DelTech to split $107 million of American Rescue money

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

With federal Rescue Plan money, state colleges will be able to build new facilities, maintain older ones and enhance programs they already have. Three Delaware colleges and universities will split $107 million in  in American Rescue Plan Act money, the state announced Wednesday. Of that, the University of Delaware will get $41 million; Delaware State University will get $33 million …

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State to perform quarterly audits of COVID relief, infrastructure funds

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Photo by Utah778/Getty Images Pro. Delaware has set aside more than $3 million to audit agencies and nonprofit organizations that receive funding from federal infrastructure and COVID relief bills.  The state will perform quarterly reviews of agencies and organizations receiving funds to monitor the efficacy of investments and ensure compliance. Behind those efforts is Claire DeMatteis, senior counsel and special …

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State to invest $2 million in farmers, local food supply chain

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Photo courtesy of Delaware Department of Agriculture. Delaware will spend $2 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to establish a seed fund aimed at stabilizing and strengthening small and mid-sized farmers and local food supply chain operations. The First State Integrated Food System Program, announced Thursday by Gov. John Carney, will be paid for using funds the state received from …

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State COVID funds to provide bonuses for healthcare workers

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware will give hospitals, longterm care and state facilities $75 million to pay worker bonuses.   Delaware will spend more than $75 million of federal COVID-19 relief funds for hospitals, long-term care centers and state operated facilities to provide hiring and retention bonuses to workers. The money is aimed at alleviating staffing shortages in the medical field by enabling providers …