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October 27, 2020: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: October 26, 2020
State of Delaware Announces Early Childhood Education UpdatesDate Posted: October 26, 2020
DOJ secures Manafort and Gates-connected entity dissolutionsDate Posted: October 26, 2020
Governor Carney, DPH, DEMA Announce Community COVID-19 Testing SitesDate Posted: October 26, 2020
U.S. Coast Guard, DNREC Recover 55 Tons of Oiled DebrisDate Posted: October 26, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Compassionate Champion Award RecipientsDate Posted: October 23, 2020
Attorney General Jennings’ statement on Purdue Pharma plea agreementDate Posted: October 23, 2020
Revenue Announces Decrease in HSCA RateDate Posted: October 23, 2020
Weekly COVID-19 Update – October 23, 2020: New Daily Cases, Hospitalizations Remain Elevated; Deaths IncreaseDate Posted: October 23, 2020
Public Comment Open, Transcript and Presentation Available on Proposed Plastic Bag Ban RegulationsDate Posted: October 23, 2020
Oil Spill Cleanup of Delaware Bay Coastline Intensifies Today With Additional Resources DeployedDate Posted: October 23, 2020
Deadline for Second Round of TIIF Grant Application ApproachingDate Posted: October 22, 2020
Trout Stocked in White Clay Creek for Fall FishingDate Posted: October 22, 2020
Unified Command, Incident Command Post Established for Oil Cleanup Efforts on Delaware ShoreDate Posted: October 21, 2020
COVID Alert DE Surpasses 50,000 Downloads of AppDate Posted: October 20, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Health Care Relief Fund Date Posted: October 20, 2020
DNREC Continues Working to Assess and Clean Up Oil Spill in Delaware Bay and Southern BeachesDate Posted: October 20, 2020
Victrola Museum’s virtual Halloween program on Oct. 30, 2020Date Posted: October 20, 2020
October 20, 2020: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: October 20, 2020
DNREC Emergency Response Working to Control Oil Spill That Washed Ashore at Broadkill BeachDate Posted: October 19, 2020
Deadline Extended until October 25 for Governor’s Outstanding Volunteer Service AwardsDate Posted: October 19, 2020
Delaware Announces Grant Program for Contract Poultry Growers Impacted by COVID-19Date Posted: October 19, 2020
Governor Carney Authorizes Delaware National Guard Cybersecurity Squadron to Support 2020 ElectionDate Posted: October 16, 2020
Weekly COVID-19 Update Oct. 16, 2020: New Daily Cases, Hospitalizations Remain Elevated; Deaths Continue to IncreaseDate Posted: October 16, 2020
DSHA Celebrates Grand Opening of Splash Laundromat, Presents DDD Rebate CheckDate Posted: October 16, 2020
Governor Carney Announces Expansion of DE Relief Small Business Program to $150MDate Posted: October 15, 2020
GACEC Newsletter Features Middletown TeenagerDate Posted: October 15, 2020
State Auditor Kathy McGuiness and Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro Partner for a Fraud Town HallDate Posted: October 14, 2020
“Civil War Band of Brothers” virtual program from The Old State House on Oct. 22, 2020Date Posted: October 14, 2020
Beebe Healthcare Partners with Lewes Public Library, Delaware Libraries to Support Dolly Parton’s Imagination LibraryDate Posted: October 14, 2020
Delaware Waterfowl and Trout Stamp Art Winners AnnouncedDate Posted: October 14, 2020
Red Clay’s Kimberly Stock named 2021 Delaware Teacher of the YearDate Posted: October 13, 2020
Overdose Medication Distribution Planned For Smyrna WednesdayDate Posted: October 13, 2020
Gov. Carney: Delawareans for Educational Opportunity, DE NAACP Agreement Makes Significant Investment in DE SchoolsDate Posted: October 12, 2020
Update to Lower and Higher Authority Appeals DeadlinesDate Posted: October 12, 2020
October 13, 2020: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: October 12, 2020
Delaware Cancer Mortality Rates Decrease Between 2002-2006 & 2012-2016; Improvements Among Specific Races, EthnicitiesDate Posted: October 12, 2020
Learn about the History of Disability  in the Delaware Disability History and Awareness MonthDate Posted: October 12, 2020
Kent/Sussex 911 restored for AT&T customersDate Posted: October 11, 2020
AT&T 911 cell outage in Kent & Sussex CountiesDate Posted: October 11, 2020
Nominations Open for Governor’s Volunteer Awards; Deadline is Oct. 18Date Posted: October 10, 2020
Weekly Update Oct. 9: New Daily COVID-19 Cases Remain Updated in DelawareDate Posted: October 9, 2020
Office of Highway Safety Launches Operation Crash Reduction & “New” ArriveAliveDE.comDate Posted: October 8, 2020
Laurel Woman Charged With Animal CrueltyDate Posted: October 8, 2020
Delaware Division of the Arts Welcomes Public Input on Strategic PlanDate Posted: October 8, 2020
Smokey visits St. Anne’s School for Fire Prevention WeekDate Posted: October 7, 2020
Delawareans Have More Options When Disposing of Unwanted MedicationsDate Posted: October 6, 2020
Dover man indicted on two felonies after flashing gun at political rallyDate Posted: October 6, 2020
NC City Police Department Earns State AccreditationDate Posted: October 6, 2020
October is Delaware Disability History and Awareness MonthDate Posted: October 6, 2020
October 6, 2020: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: October 6, 2020
FEMA Mitigation Grants Application Period OpenDate Posted: October 5, 2020
DOJ secures Cohen LLC revocationsDate Posted: October 5, 2020
First round of DE Relief Grants helping 741 businesses with $25.7 million in fundsDate Posted: October 5, 2020
DPH Releases Halloween Guidance for Delaware Communities, FamiliesDate Posted: October 2, 2020
Weekly COVID-19 Update: New Daily Cases Remain Elevated this Week; Deaths, Hospitalizations Also IncreaseDate Posted: October 2, 2020
Governor Carney Formally Extends State of Emergency to Continue Fighting COVID-19Date Posted: October 2, 2020
Former Wilmington officer sentenced to one year of probation for Official MisconductDate Posted: October 2, 2020
State of Delaware Announces School Testing LocationsDate Posted: October 2, 2020
Video Explores Genetic Background of Eight White and Three Black People Who Lived in 1600s DelawareDate Posted: October 2, 2020
Flags to be lowered Sunday for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial DayDate Posted: October 2, 2020
COVID Alert DE App Expands Partnership to New York, New JerseyDate Posted: October 1, 2020
Extension Of The Delaware Contractor Registration ActDate Posted: October 1, 2020
DelDOT Calls Attention to Employee Injuries, High Number of Overall FatalitiesDate Posted: October 1, 2020
Emergency Sirens To Be Tested TuesdayDate Posted: October 1, 2020
Delaware Child Psychiatry Access Program Looks to Remove Barriers, Empower Primary Care ProvidersDate Posted: October 1, 2020
Nature, Science, and Fun Featured in Outdoor Delaware Magazine – Now OnlineDate Posted: October 1, 2020
Governor Carney, 11 Governors Release Joint Statement on Threats to American DemocracyDate Posted: September 30, 2020
[VIDEO] Governor Carney Receives Pandemic Resurgence Advisory Committee ReportDate Posted: September 30, 2020
Delaware Gets Approval to Extend Pandemic-EBT Benefits to Feed Children During COVID-19 EmergencyDate Posted: September 30, 2020
Attorney General Jennings Announces Multistate Settlement Over 2014 Anthem Data BreachDate Posted: September 30, 2020
Delaware Integrates Prescription Monitoring Program Into Its Electronic Health Record SystemDate Posted: September 30, 2020
Join DTI For Cyber Security Awareness Month EventsDate Posted: September 30, 2020
Dental Coverage for Low-Income Adults in Delaware Begins Oct. 1Date Posted: September 30, 2020
Additional Delaware Hunting Seasons Open in OctoberDate Posted: September 30, 2020
Investor Protection Unit Joins CFTC to Stop Nationwide Precious Metals IRA, Bullion Coin SchemeDate Posted: September 29, 2020
DPH Partners With Health Care and Community Partners to Launch Fight Flu DE — Enhanced Flu Vaccination CampaignDate Posted: September 29, 2020
OAW Announces Arrest in Camden Animal Cruelty CaseDate Posted: September 29, 2020
September 29, 2020: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: September 29, 2020
DuPont Nature Center Closing for WinterDate Posted: September 29, 2020
Pair of Courts Side With DOJ On USPS, Vote-By-MailDate Posted: September 28, 2020
Update – Flag Lowering for Justice Ruth Bader GinsburgDate Posted: September 28, 2020
Department of Finance & The Precisionists, Inc. Launch Autism at Work ProgramDate Posted: September 28, 2020
DOL Announces the “High Extended Benefits” ProgramDate Posted: September 28, 2020
SNAP distribuirá otra ronda de los beneficios de alimentos de emergencia para su uso a partir del 30 de septiembreDate Posted: September 28, 2020
Delaware’s SNAP Program Will Issue Another Round of Emergency Food Benefits for Use Starting Sept. 30Date Posted: September 28, 2020
Grants Available for Community Water Quality ProjectsDate Posted: September 28, 2020
The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit Sculptures by Aaron PaskinsDate Posted: September 28, 2020
Delaware Surpasses 20,000 Positive Case of COVID-19; New Daily Cases Remain ElevatedDate Posted: September 25, 2020
Governor Carney Issues Revision to Omnibus COVID-19 OrderDate Posted: September 25, 2020
Attorney General Jennings Announces Multistate Settlement with C.R. BardDate Posted: September 25, 2020
Delaware Division of Unemployment Insurance Continues Lost Wage Assistance ProgramDate Posted: September 25, 2020
$1.5 Million EDA Grant to Delaware Innovation Space to Launch Hard Science Startup AcceleratorDate Posted: September 24, 2020
Second Application Round for DE Relief Grants to Open October 1Date Posted: September 24, 2020
Three Delaware Schools Receive National Blue Ribbon HonorsDate Posted: September 24, 2020
Delaware Recognized for 25th Consecutive Year of Excellence in Financial ReportingDate Posted: September 24, 2020
DSHA Announces $2.8 Million Awarded to Strong Neighborhoods Projects StatewideDate Posted: September 24, 2020
Piping Plovers Nesting in Delaware Reach New High NumberDate Posted: September 24, 2020
Take a Stand Against Falls: Falls Prevention Awareness Week September 21-25, 2020Date Posted: September 23, 2020
Medicare Assistance Bureau Innovates to Serve Residents During COVID-19Date Posted: September 23, 2020

Changes include new Associate Secretary for Early Learning Support, new grant funding, doubling of ECAP
WILMINGTON, Del.—Governor John Carney and the Delaware Department of Education on Monday announced a few notable early childhood education updates, ranging from governance updates to additional CARES Act funding to the state’s commitment to double Early Childhood Assistance Program (ECAP) funding.
The state is pleased to announce that Yvette Sanchez Fuentes has been hired as the first Associate Secretary for Early Childhood Support.  This position, created by reallocating existing roles, will oversee both the Office of Early Learning (OEL) and the Office of Child Care Licensing (OCCL), the latter of which recently moved to the department.  This effort to consolidate early childhood governance has been a priority of the administration’s and has been supported by numerous early childhood advocates and leaders.  Ms. Sanchez Fuentes served as the director for the Office of Head Start in the Obama Administration and served for two years as the President of the National Alliance for Hispanic Families.  She will start Nov. 9.
The state is also announcing the creation of the Child Care Remote Learning Grant to support licensed child care facilities that are supporting school-age students’ remote learning.  Licensed child care centers and homes are going above and beyond to help care for school-age children during remote learning, often times incurring additional costs to do so.  The state has set aside $1 million in federal CARES Act funds for the grants, which will range between $500 and $7,500 depending on the need of the child care provider.
This grant is in addition to the Enhanced Reimbursement Program Delaware created in April.  The Enhanced Reimbursement Program provides additional funding to hundreds of child care homes and centers each month. Through September, child care centers and homes received more than $75 million in Enhanced Reimbursement funding.  This funding helps keep staff paid, helps child care providers meet strict health guidance, and assists with increased operating costs child cares face due to the pandemic.

“Providers have stepped up to fill an important need for Delaware families, and this grant funding will help them with the additional costs they face to expand their operations to support school age students,” said Governor Carney.  “I’ve seen firsthand the challenge these child care providers are dealing with to support remote learning.  Our state is grateful for our remarkable early childhood workforce, and we are excited to offer these grants to support our providers who are serving school age children.”

The Child Care Remote Learning Grants can be used to pay or reimburse providers for specific expenditures they’ve made or are making necessary to assist remote learning for school age children.  Many child care providers are serving children from more than one district/charter, making their work doubly hard.  The application will be available on www.de.gov/coronavirus by the end of the week.
“The Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood at the University of Delaware is excited to partner with the state on this important initiative and to administer the grant,” said Rena Hallam, DIEEC director.  “These funds will help early childhood professionals support effective remote learning for school-age children in early care and education programs.”
Secretary of Education Susan Bunting noted that whether districts and charters opened for some in-person instruction or full remote learning, the need for a safe place for children to complete their remote learning is critical.
“These centers and homes are providing students a safe environment in which to engage in remote learning while their parents work in order to provide for their families,” said Secretary Bunting. “We appreciate how they have supported our students during this time and need to support their efforts.  Many child care providers have been working through this pandemic to provide care to children of essential personnel, and we are grateful for their contributions to our state and our children every single day.”
Finally, the state recently announced a settlement in the ongoing education funding lawsuit.  Among the provisions of the settlement, Delaware commits to doubling the funding dedicated to the Early Childhood Assistance Program (ECAP).  The ECAP program is Delaware’s state-funded pre-k for disadvantaged children.  Beginning in FY 2024, funding for ECAP will have a new floor of $12.2 million.
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Changes include new Associate Secretary for Early Learning Support, new grant funding, doubling of ECAP
WILMINGTON, Del.—Governor John Carney and the Delaware Department of Education on Monday announced a few notable early childhood education updates, ranging from governance updates to additional CARES Act funding to the state’s commitment to double Early Childhood Assistance Program (ECAP) funding.
The state is pleased to announce that Yvette Sanchez Fuentes has been hired as the first Associate Secretary for Early Childhood Support.  This position, created by reallocating existing roles, will oversee both the Office of Early Learning (OEL) and the Office of Child Care Licensing (OCCL), the latter of which recently moved to the department.  This effort to consolidate early childhood governance has been a priority of the administration’s and has been supported by numerous early childhood advocates and leaders.  Ms. Sanchez Fuentes served as the director for the Office of Head Start in the Obama Administration and served for two years as the President of the National Alliance for Hispanic Families.  She will start Nov. 9.
The state is also announcing the creation of the Child Care Remote Learning Grant to support licensed child care facilities that are supporting school-age students’ remote learning.  Licensed child care centers and homes are going above and beyond to help care for school-age children during remote learning, often times incurring additional costs to do so.  The state has set aside $1 million in federal CARES Act funds for the grants, which will range between $500 and $7,500 depending on the need of the child care provider.
This grant is in addition to the Enhanced Reimbursement Program Delaware created in April.  The Enhanced Reimbursement Program provides additional funding to hundreds of child care homes and centers each month. Through September, child care centers and homes received more than $75 million in Enhanced Reimbursement funding.  This funding helps keep staff paid, helps child care providers meet strict health guidance, and assists with increased operating costs child cares face due to the pandemic.

“Providers have stepped up to fill an important need for Delaware families, and this grant funding will help them with the additional costs they face to expand their operations to support school age students,” said Governor Carney.  “I’ve seen firsthand the challenge these child care providers are dealing with to support remote learning.  Our state is grateful for our remarkable early childhood workforce, and we are excited to offer these grants to support our providers who are serving school age children.”

The Child Care Remote Learning Grants can be used to pay or reimburse providers for specific expenditures they’ve made or are making necessary to assist remote learning for school age children.  Many child care providers are serving children from more than one district/charter, making their work doubly hard.  The application will be available on www.de.gov/coronavirus by the end of the week.
“The Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood at the University of Delaware is excited to partner with the state on this important initiative and to administer the grant,” said Rena Hallam, DIEEC director.  “These funds will help early childhood professionals support effective remote learning for school-age children in early care and education programs.”
Secretary of Education Susan Bunting noted that whether districts and charters opened for some in-person instruction or full remote learning, the need for a safe place for children to complete their remote learning is critical.
“These centers and homes are providing students a safe environment in which to engage in remote learning while their parents work in order to provide for their families,” said Secretary Bunting. “We appreciate how they have supported our students during this time and need to support their efforts.  Many child care providers have been working through this pandemic to provide care to children of essential personnel, and we are grateful for their contributions to our state and our children every single day.”
Finally, the state recently announced a settlement in the ongoing education funding lawsuit.  Among the provisions of the settlement, Delaware commits to doubling the funding dedicated to the Early Childhood Assistance Program (ECAP).  The ECAP program is Delaware’s state-funded pre-k for disadvantaged children.  Beginning in FY 2024, funding for ECAP will have a new floor of $12.2 million.
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