To help these businesses recover, Governor John Carney, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer, and the Delaware Division of Small Business have launched the DE Relief Grants program. This program will provide at least $100 million in grants to assist Delaware small businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by COVID-19.
We are hosting another Virtual Business Forum on Tuesday, September 29th at 2:00pm. During which, the Delaware Department of Transportation will provide an update of the main project, the early work projects and discuss commuting options.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, small businesses and nonprofits throughout our state are facing significant financial challenges as they operate under the new normal. But assistance is on the way.
The free mobile app – available to anyone 18 or older who lives, works, or attends college in Delaware – uses Bluetooth technology from Google and Apple to securely and anonymously alert users who have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
Delaware’s lifestyle is greatly enhanced by our world-class outdoor spaces — and we will now also benefit from a new plastic bag ban, one of my proudest achievements in nearly thirty years of legislative service.
Delaware has an opportunity – during and after the pandemic – to eliminate the digital divide by ensuring all students have access to a highly functioning computer and highly functioning internet access.
Once we’ve tackled COVID-19, we will still face a period of significant economic recovery. Meeting that challenge will require innovation, workplace development, and new jobs.
Managing and recovering from COVID-19’s health, cultural, and economic impact will be our priority for the foreseeable future.
An essential part of keeping our streets safe is innovating effective reforms in law enforcement – changes that honor and respect the hard-working servants of the law while restoring trust in the police by addressing issues of racial bias and police brutality.