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$69.4 million grant-in-aid bill signed by Carney

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

The Delaware Senate passed a $69.4 million grant-in-aid bill about 6 p.m. Thursday, just hours before it was set to end the annual session of the Delaware General Assembly. Two hours later, the House passed it, too, making the bill’s next stop the desk of Gov. John Carney, where he signed it June 30. Senate Bill 252, sponsored by Sen. …

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Big Brothers, Sisters snags $900,000 MacKenzie Scott donation

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  A surprise $900,000 donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott will double the annual budget of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware. The organization, which pairs at-risk children with adult mentors, is still discussing how to use the donation, which the organization did not apply for or know about until the staff got a call, said Anya Lindsey-Jenkins, executive director. …

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Nonprofits to compete for $100 million to use on major capital projects

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Delaware will allocate $100 million of it’s $1 billion American Rescue Plan money for building needs. Photo by Ksenia Chernaya/Pexels   Delaware will spend $100 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to provide nonprofits with one-time grants to support major capital projects. The Community Investment Recovery Fund, announced Thursday by Gov. John Carney, will be paid for using funds the …

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State to change way nonprofits seek community redevelopment cash

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Among those receiving money from the state’s Community Redevelopment Fund this year are the Delaware Agricultural Museum, Brandywine Valley SPCA, Nanticoke Indian Museum and FAME Inc.’s STEM training lab.   The Delaware Office of the Controller General is developing a standardized application for non-profits to request state grants from the 2023 Bond Bill’s Community Redevelopment Fund. It will change the …