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New Castle County Council resolved to focus future federal coronavirus relief money on underserved communities Tuesday.


The Delaware Community Foundation (DCF) is touting its 2020 giving efforts, answering the hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

 


New Castle County is using federal CARES Act funding to host AmeriCorps members to help with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The new program is called National Health Corps Delaware.

 

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Congress passed a roughly $900 billion coronavirus relief bill Monday. Sen. Chris Coons is already looking to the next one.


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Delaware State University gets a $500,000 grant to help New Castle County businesses with COVID support.

DSU’s College of Business received the New Castle County Innovative Grant to create a web-based COVID Recovery Lab to help businesses in the county to navigate the pandemic environment.

So far the bipartisan plan for COVID relief from Congress leaves out direct payments to Americans. But one member of Delaware’s Congressional delegation wants to change that. 


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The state of Delaware is giving a chunk of its federal coronavirus relief funding to local colleges and universities.

The $45 million Higher Education Relief Fund will be split amongst seven higher education institutions in the First State.

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New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer toured the new Delaware Data Innovation Lab created to help fight COVID-19 with the backing  of county CARES Act money.


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New Castle County is giving out some of its federal coronavirus relief money to teachers.

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New Castle County is looking to use its federal coronavirus relief funds to buy a hotel. 


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New Castle County is sharing more than a third of its federal CARES Act funds with the state for various assistance programs. 


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New Castle County is directing a portion of its CARES Act funding toward organizations fighting food insecurity. 


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Gov. John Carney announced funding to fill in broadband deserts in parts of rural Delaware today.

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New Castle County is proposing funneling federal coronavirus relief funding to local community organizations.

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New Castle County council voted this week to distribute more than $6 million to municipalities and fire companies to fight the coronavirus. It also changed requirements around spending other federal pandemic relief money. 


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New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer’s plan to use federal COVID-19 relief funds for so-called “hero’s pay” for some first responders is meeting increased resistance.


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New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer plans to give first responders “Hero’s Pay” out of federal CARES Act funds. The county police union claims the promise is being leveraged to suppress a grievance.


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New Castle County is seeking to allocate millions in federal coronavirus relief funds with less oversight from County Council.  That makes some Council members feel uneasy. 


Unemployment insurance, small business loans and the CARES Act were among the issues Sen. Chris Coons discussed with members of the New Castle County Chamber of Commerce Monday.

 

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Delaware will receive close to $7 million in grants under the coronavirus relief bill signed by the President late last month. But it will be weeks until the money is spendable.