Rescue Plan Directs $410-Million To Del. For Education

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The U.S. Department of Education has approved Delaware’s plan for utilizing American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief. The First State has also obtained the remaining $137-million for a total of more than $410-million in Rescue Plan funding. Funds will be used as schools develop plans to safely reopen for full-time, in-person learning,…

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Del. Communities Get 1st Shares Of Rescue Plan Funding

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Dozens of local governments in Delaware now have a share of just less than $44-million in their accounts from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. State Treasurer Colleen Davis’ office was charged by the Federal Government with developing the distribution process, and the first round has been completed. Davis said decisions on how to…

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Rescue Funds Start Arriving To Del. Local Governments

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Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 are making their way into the accounts of local governments in Delaware. State Treasurer Colleen Davis said Wednesday that her office has been developing a process to make delivery of rescue plan funds as fast and efficient as possible. Government officials submitted their budget information through…

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DSU To Cancel $730,655 Of Student Loan Debt

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Delaware State University will cancel hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loan debt incurred by recent graduates who have faced financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds from the American Rescue Plan are being used to reduce student loan debt by a total of $730,655. The average eligible DSU graduate could qualify for $3,276…

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Rescue Plan Brings $16-M To Del. For COVID Vax Efforts

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Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program is getting a big boost through the American Rescue Plan Act. Members of Delaware’s Congressional Delegation visited Christiana Care Monday to detail how Delaware’s $16-million share of the package will support ongoing efforts to vaccinate more Delawareans. It helps to pay for supplies, testing and other expenses and functions with the…

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Video | Md. Outlines Plans To Spend $3.9-Billion In Rescue Funds

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Leaders of the Maryland General Assembly and Governor Larry Hogan announced a bipartisan budget agreement Wednesday for spending of $3.9-billion coming to the state from the American Rescue Plan. Priorities include shoring up Maryland’s unemployment insurance system, expanding broadband, helping schools reopen and putting Marylanders to work on transportation improvements and other infrastructure projects. “I…

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MD Gov Hogan Issues Emergency Order Prohibiting Garnishment of Economic Impact Payments Under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

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Governor Larry Hogan today issued an emergency order prohibiting garnishment of Economic Impact Payments provided under H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Read the governor’s order. “For more than a year now, COVID-19 has caused incredible hardships for the people of our nation and our state,” said Governor Hogan. “This funding is intended…

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