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Apply Now for Nonprofit Security Grant Program

Staff WriterGovernment, RSS-GOV

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is urging eligible nonprofits, including faith-based organizations, to prepare now for an upcoming Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) opportunity anticipated to be available for applications in April 2024. NSGP provides funding for projects that enhance physical security and cybersecurity to nonprofits at high risk of a terrorist attack. Staff WriterThis post was originally published …

Metcalf House, Lewes (Courtesy of the Delaware Preservation Fund)

24 buildings share $140K in Del. Preservation Fund grants

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Two dozen historic structures – 15 houses, four churches, three commercial buildings, a school and a lighthouse – have received grants from the Delaware Preservation Fund. Several are open to the public as museums, including Rockwood Park and Mansion, Barratt’s Chapel, the Lydia B. Cannon Museum and the Parson Thorne Mansion. The grants totaled $140,000 – a bigger pot than …

The latest small businesses to win Encouraging Development, Growth and Expansion grants. (Delaware Division of Small Business)

Delaware gives big grants to 10 small businesses

Ken MammarellaBusiness, Government, Headlines

Ten small businesses in Delaware have been awarded grants in the sixth round of the Encouraging Development, Growth and Expansion competition. Since the state government launched EDGE in 2019, $4.2 million has been awarded to 68 promising small businesses. In this round, more than 120 businesses applied for grants. Businesses that are less than 5 years old and employ no more …

The Community Education Building, which is home to Kuumba Academy Charter School in downtown Wilmington.

Kuumba’s $2.4M grant will expand wellness, after school programs

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Kuumba Academy, a Wilmington charter school, will use a $2.4 million state grant to expand its health center and summer school program. The school will start receiving money from the grant — called a wraparound grant because it can be used to pay for school services outside the classroom — in January. Through the same grant, Capital’s Towne Point Elementary …

The $3 million in grants will be used to strengthen and expand the art and culture scene in Delaware. (courtesy: Delaware Division of Art)

115 art groups granted $3 million in state funding

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture, Delaware Live, Milford-live

The Delaware Division of Arts has announced a $3 million distribution of grants to 115 community art organizations.  They range from $1,300 to Wilmington Wintergrass Inc., which is an annual bluegrass festival, to $246,000 to the Delaware Art Museum. The museum will use the funding to support its exhibits, including the upcoming Pre-Raphaelite show “A Marriage of Arts & Crafts: …

Leg Hall

Lawmakers praise formal application process for state grants

Charlie MegginsonHeadlines, Government

A change to the way non-profits apply for state community development funds has lawmakers and advocates on both sides of the aisle applauding what they consider a victory for transparency in government. When the General Assembly passed the largest Bond Bill in state history this June, it authorized $90 million in grants for projects aimed at improving the economic, cultural, …