Groundbreaking Ceremony at New Harrington Public Library

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Governor John Carney and elected officials were at the site of the new Harrington Public Library today for a groundbreaking ceremony. The $11.9M project is funded through a combination of state bond bill funds and federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. Currently, the Harrington Public Library is the only public library in the state…

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Del. Announces New Affordable Housing Initiatives Using ARPA Funds

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Delaware is unveiling several new programs to develop and create more affordable housing, utilizing funds from the American Rescue Plan Act.Governor John Carney said Thursday that the Delaware State Housing Authority will start and administer programs that involve acquisition and rehabilitation of vacant houses, provide additional financing for owners of affordable multi-family rental projects who…

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Del. Begins Mortgage Relief Program

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Delaware has opened a mortgage relief program.Eligible households who have experienced a COVID-19-related financial hardship that led to mortgage delinquency or forbearance can apply for financial assistance, according to the Delaware State Housing Authority. Up to $40,000 is available to cover delinquencies in mortgage payments, property taxes, utility bills, condominium association fees or homeowner insurance.…

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Sussex Co. Council Allocates $7.5-Million in ARPA Funds

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Sussex County Council has voted to allocate more than $7.5-million in American Rescue Plan Act funds for healthcare, housing and human services-related programs.A dozen entities will receive portions of the funding, which is required under the act to assist such programs in the ongoing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.Groups that create affordable housing in southern…

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Sussex Co. Council Begins Meeting At 10:30 a.m. Tuesday

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Sussex County Council gets its meeting underway at 10:30 this morning (Tuesday) in Georgetown, to accommodate a groundbreaking event for the new Family Court facility.County Finance Director Gina Jennings is expected to lead discussion on American Rescue Plan Act grant awards. Planning and Zoning Director Jamie Whitehouse is expected to provide an update on the…

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Del. Broadband Expansion Plan Webinar / Q & A Tonight (Tuesday)

Governor John Carney announced a state investment of $110-million into broadband access, using federal rescue dollars (photo from Bridgeville, courtesy of Governor John Carney's Office)
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Expansion of hard-wired broadband internet infrastructure in Delaware is the focus of a broadband webinar tonight (Tuesday).According to State Senator Brian Pettyjohn, R-Georgetown, representatives of the state Department of Technology and Information will give specific details and answer questions about the plan to make Delaware more connected.Last year, Governor John Carney announced an investment of…

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ARPA Funds Available To Boost Del. Nonprofits

Governor John Carney announced a state investment of $110-million into broadband access, using federal rescue dollars (photo from Bridgeville, courtesy of Governor John Carney's Office)
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Delaware non-profits will be able to apply for one-time funding to support major capital projects in communities that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Community Investment Recovery Fund is supported with $100-million dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act.Governor John Carney said Thursday that this will help community centers and other non-profits…

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Del. To Invest $50-Million Into Job Training, Workforce Development

Governor John Carney gathered with students and others at Delaware Tech in Wilmington, where a $50-million ARPA job training investment was announced. (photo courtesy of Governor Carney's office)
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Job training and workforce development in Delaware will get a $50-million investment, using funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. The state’s Pathways program that allows students to gain real-world work experience while in school will grow through a $15.8-million public-and-private expansion. Also, the Forward-Delaware jobs-training program will continue to provide students with work experience…

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