The list of projects included in the Delaware General Assembly’s $70 million community redevelopment grants includes $2 million for a private school stadium, $1.6 million for the Delaware Agricultural Museum, and $1.35 million for the Nanticoke Indian Association.
Community redevelopment funds are one-time allocations that legislators earmark for nonprofits, schools, and community agencies in their districts.
The itemized list of recipients was not included in the Bond Bill when it was passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. John Carney.
Bond bill committee members offered assurances that the list would be made available to the public as soon as it was finished being collated by the Controller General’s office.
It was posted Thursday on the General Assembly’s website.
The City of Wilmington received the largest amount with $6.3 million, with $4 million going to the phase two renovations of Rodney Square.
The Salesianum School’s Abessinio Stadium, which recently underwent a massive renovation, received $2 million.
The Delaware Agricultural Museum plans to spend the money on capital improvements.
The Nanticoke association will use the money to renovate its community center and museum.
Listed alphabetically, here are some notable expenditures within the list:
- Salesianum School’s Abessinio Stadium, $2 million
- Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware, $1.27 million
- City of Dover, $1.28 million
- City of Newark, $1.28 million
- City of Wilmington, $6.3 million
- Delaware Agricultural Museum, $1.6 million
- DNREC, $2.68 million
- Forum to Advance Minorities in Engineering, $2.8 million
- Harrington Senior Center, $1.5 million
- Latin American Community Center, $2 million
- Wilmington Ministry of Caring, $1.5 million
- Nanticoke Indian Association, $1.35 million
- New Castle County, $2.58 million
- Police Athletic League of Wilmington, $1.2 million
- Wilmington Riverfront Development Corp., $1.7 million
- True Access Capital Northeast Wilmington Revitalization Fund, $2 million
A full list of community redevelopment fund recipients can be found here.
Raised in Sussex County, Charlie Megginson graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science and philosophy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Charlie previously served as a Legislative Aide within the Delaware State Senate. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Delaware Submarine Association, which serves as the civilian support organization for the USS Delaware, Delaware’s namesake warship. To contact Charlie with story ideas or comments, you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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