Grants funded by settlements with national banks for alleged misconduct in the national financial markets
WILMINGTON, Del. – The following is an excerpt from Governor Carney’s remarks on Monday at H. Fletcher Brown Boys and Girls Club for an announcement of more than $900,000 in funding for 16 organizations to provide summer and afterschool programs for teens and youth in economically disadvantaged areas of Delaware:
“Certainly, we know that collaboration and partnership is an important part of making our communities safer, strengthening our communities, and strengthening the economy across our state. And when I think about the problems and challenges that we have here in the state of Delaware, they’re all connected. And at the root of those connections are creating stronger families, stronger communities in which those families live, and better educating and supporting our young people so they can be our workforce of tomorrow. We have to commit ourselves to work together in partnership to deal with the real source of those problems. We aren’t going to be successful as a state– we’re not going to be successful as a city– unless we prepare these children to be successful.”
Additional information about the grants can be found here.
Photos from the announcement can be found here.
Funds for the grants were allocated to the Neighborhood Building Blocks Fund by the Department of Justice, with the agreement of the General Assembly’s Joint Finance Committee, from settlements with national banks for alleged misconduct in the national financial markets. The NBBF, which gave priority to smaller dollar requests, awarded grants to:
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