$100 million state fund to be used for nonprofit brick and mortar projects

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The Community Investment Recovery Fund has been formed.

The program will provide nonprofits with one-time funding to support major capital projects, not program support,  in Delaware communities hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The application for funding is available now at de.gov/rescueplan. Applications must be fully completed and submitted by November 30.

The Community Investment Recovery Fund is funded with $100 million from the American Rescue Plan Act. ARPA was supported  by members of Delaware’s congressional delegation — Sens. Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester — and signed into law by President Joe Biden.

“We rely on our nonprofits to care for and serve Delawareans, especially our most vulnerable residents every day. This has been especially true throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long. “This ARPA investment will provide critical support for our nonprofits and community organizations that have stepped up every day to ensure Delaware families have the services they need

Governor Carney, Lt. Governor Hall-Long, and members of Delaware’s federal delegation recently announced several  programs funded by the American Rescue Plan Act

This week, Governor Carney announced plans to invest $26.4 million in affordable housing in Wilmington, $50 million for jobs training programs statewide, and $50 million to build a modern Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill in Smyrna. 

In Bridgeville last month,  Carney announced a $110 million plan to provide universal wired broadband access for all Delaware homes and businesses. Delaware is aiming to become the first state to close every “last mile” with wired, high-speed broadband.

 

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