The Delaware Department of Agriculture announced today that they are seeking applications for this year’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, with nearly $359,000 allocated to assist in increasing the competitiveness of Delaware-grown specialty crops. Applications will be accepted through April 22, 2019.
Delaware has won a $4.2 million federal grant to strengthen its early childhood system. The grant will help the state better prepare children from all backgrounds to enter kindergarten ready to learn and will improve their transition between early childhood programs and the K-12 system.
DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife awarded federal grant to continue response to white-nose syndrome in state’s bats
DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has been awarded a federal grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to support Delaware’s ongoing response to the deadly white-nose syndrome in bat populations.
Delaware has won a $10.4 million federal grant to strengthen the state’s charter school system, including improved collaboration with other public schools.
Funds from the U.S. Department of Education’s Charter School Program will be distributed over four years.
DOE is issuing a request for proposal (RFP) for eligible districts and charter schools to administer out-of-school-time academic enrichment programs through the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant. Initial grants will be at least $50,000 annually for three to five years. Programs may be developed at all grade levels to support elementary, middle and high school students. Representatives from eligible schools or community programs must attend a mandatory meeting this October as part of the competitive grant application process.