Delaware State University Awarded Nearly $800,000 Grant From Office of Naval Research to Benefit Military Forces

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The Office of Naval Research has awarded Delaware State University a four- year, $799,947 grant that will fund research aimed at providing greater safety to military forces in the field. Dr. Mukti Rana, Professor of Physics and Engineering, is the Principal Investigator of the grant. His research will involve the development of rare earth element-doped…

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New Cutting-Edge Police Training Simulator for Salisbury University PD and Campus Safety

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The Salisbury University Police Department has a new Recon 180 training simulator, thanks to a $30,000 grant from the Maryland Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services. Salisbury University Police Department Lieutenant Chris Shockley says While the simulator provides a cutting-edge resource for SUPD officers, the technology it uses is not as important…

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Plans to Expand Broadband Internet Technology in Maryland

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The process to expand Broadband Internet technology in Maryland is underway. Salisbury Universityā€™s Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative has earned a $2.44 million grant from the Office of Statewide Broadband. A new year-long project will include collecting, analyzing, and visualizing the broadband Internet capacity across Maryland. Project manager Mary Buffington says that now, more than…

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FEMA Approves Flood Mitigation Grant For Crisfield

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Flood mitigation efforts in Crisfield will get support with a grant of more than $1.2-million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to the State of Maryland. According to Congressman Andy Harris, the grant will cover 90-percent of the projected costs of installing tide gates, replacing culverts, installing two pump stations and other flood-related projects. Crisfield’s…

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Grants to Fund Full Day Pre-K Expansion in Maryland

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The Maryland State Department of Education’s Division of Early Childhood Education says it has awarded 50 grants valued at 26.6 million dollars aimed at serving four year olds in high quality Pre-Kindergarten classrooms across the state. 19 school systems including nearly all districts on the Eastern Shore will receive the funding, as well as 31…

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Salisbury Fire Department Awarded $75,000 Grant Money

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Salisbury Mayor Jake Day has announced the Salisbury Fire Department will receive 75,000 dollars in grant money from CareFirst. The funding is set to continue efforts of the Salisbury Wicomico Integrated First Care Team or SWIFT, and will be awarded over a two year period. SWIFT is a partnership between the Wicomico County Health Department,…

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Delaware firefighters to Receive FEMA Grant for Fire Protection Equipment

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US Senator Chris Coons applauded the announcement by FEMA that the Delaware State Fire School will receive an Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Award totaling $395,910 for personal protection equipment, extrication equipment, and vehicle fire simulators. Coons visited the Delaware State Fire School last week and says that he saw firsthand how critical it is…

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