Funding Opportunity for Early-Stage Delaware Small Businesses to Expand

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Delaware companies that are in the beginning stages and need funding to help expand their business can now apply to compete for an Encouraging Development, Growth and Expansion (EDGE) grant from the Division of Small Business (DSB). The division will be accepting EDGE grant applications between now and March 31 from promising early-stage businesses throughout…

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DNREC Funds New Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Stations

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Electric vehicle drivers will have more opportunities to charge up along Delaware roads thanks to grants awarded to several businesses and one Delaware municipality. DNREC is funding the 14 new electric vehicle fast charging stations. Users will be able to access the chargers 24 hours a day and pay a fee for powering their vehicles.…

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$10 Million in Funding for Maryland to Support Local Crime Prevention and Improve Community Safety

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In Maryland, crime prevention and improvement of the safety of communities in which you live are the focus of a nearly $10 million in grant awards. Administered by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the Community Safety Works program is providing the funding to more than 150 business districts, neighborhood associations, local…

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$20 Million Water Assistance Relief Program to Help Maryland Residents With Covid-Related Debt

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If you live in Maryland and are dealing with water bill debt, support is on the way. Governor Larry Hogan announced a $20 million Water Assistance Relief Program that will help residents with water bill debt related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Hogan says the state continues to provide ways—especially during the winter months—to help…

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Gov. Hogan Seeks To “Re-fund Police” With $150-M Investment

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has proposed a $150-million investment that will, in his words, re- fund the police. Hogan said Friday the proposal would provide more resources for law enforcement to fight violent crime. “Trying to reduce crime by defunding the police is dangerous, radical, far-left lunacy,” Hogan said. “The reality is that our police…

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Del. Expands Small Business Assistance, Retraining Programs

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Delaware is expanding its DE Relief program that makes grants available to small businesses dealing with the effects of the pandemic. Also, the Rapid Workforce Training and Redeployment Initiative that looks to provide displaced workers with new skills is also growing. Governor John Carney says additional funding is being funneled through New Castle County’s share…

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Governor’s Office Announces Over $130 Million in Funding Amid Coronavirus Response

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The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services, on Friday, announced $132 million in grant funding through fiscal year 2021 to allow for continued operations for law enforcement, youth services, and victim services agencies, protect jobs, and  provide direct services to the people of Maryland. The funding plan reserves $85 million in continued…

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DOJ makes $850 million available to public safety agencies amid coronavirus outbreak

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) today announced that it is making $850 million available to help public safety agencies respond to the challenges posed by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program, authorized by the recent stimulus legislation signed by President Trump, will allow eligible state, local, and tribal governments to…

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Delaware fire companies, first responders face challenges as coronavirus crisis continues

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Fire companies and first responders across the First State are facing increased challenges as the coronavirus pandemic has put a strain on resources and funding as cases continue to rise rapidly in Delaware. There are currently 143 total laboratory-confirmed cases in the state since March 11. This includes 24 additional cases since Wednesday. Of the…

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DE AG Jennings Joins 20 States to Block Funding of Border Wall

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20 states file motion for preliminary injunction to safeguard the environment and preserve law enforcement funding Attorney General Kathy Jennings has joined a coalition of 20 states in a motion to block the Trump Administration’s attempt to unlawfully divert $1.6 billion in federal funds toward construction of a border wall. The motion, led by California…

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Amended Legislation to Fund Delaware Tech Out of Senate Committee

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A Delaware State Senate committee has approved Senate Substitute 2 for Senate Bill 50 which deals with the funding for major and minor capital improvements, deferred maintenance and more and will establish the Community College Infrastructure Fund for Delaware Tech. The College’s Board of Trustees will have the authority to issue bonds to finance the…

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Legislation Looks to Provide More Funding to Delaware Tech

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Delaware State Senator Harris McDowell, a Democrat of Wilmington along with State Representative Edward Osienski, a Democrat of Newark have unveiled a proposal that would provide funds to Delaware Technical Community College for infrastructure repairs, which they say would not result in the implementation of any new property taxes. Sen. McDowell says “Delaware Tech is…

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Sussex County Council Holds Final Meeting of 2018

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The Sussex County Council met for the final time in 2018 – and said farewell to two members – Rob Arlett, who has served District 5 for 4 years and George Cole, who has served District 4 for 32 years. The council heard a presentation from Marie Morole, Executive Director of the Sussex Community Crisis…

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Final Phase of OC Convention Center Funding Announced

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The final phase of the expansion of the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City has been funded.  Governor Larry Hogan has authorized the Maryland Stadium Authority to move forward with the project.  The $34-million project includes $20-million from the Stadium Authority and $14-million from Ocean City.  Legislation will be submitted in the 2019…

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$3 Million in Funding Available to Combat Violence Against Women in MD

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The Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention is accepting applications for nearly $3 million in grants from the STOP Violence Against Women Grant Program. STOP, which stands for Services, Training, Officers, Prosecutors, is open to public and non-profit organizations that serve victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The deadline to…

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Federal Funding Secured for DE through Senate Appropriations Committee

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Federal funding for Delaware environmental programs has been secured through two appropriations bills passed in the Senate Appropriations Committee.  Senator Chris Coons serves on the Senate committee – the first Delaware senator to sit on that committee in over 40 years.  There is funding through NOAA that includes $80-million for Coastal Management Grants, $30-million for…

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$40-million in Additional Funding for MD’s Heroin & Opioid Crisis

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Governor Larry Hogan has announced $40-million in new funding to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic in Maryland.  Efforts to combat the heroin and opioid crisis have escalated over the past year – and the Governor says it’s critical to continue the fight.  It’s about saving lives.  This funding includes $29.4-million from the Hogan-Rutherford administration,…

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