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DELAWARE DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH REPORTS TWO new CASES OF MONKEYPOX; RISK TO PUBLIC REMAINS LOW
Delaware Division Of Public Health Reports Two New Cases Of Monkeypox; Risk To Public Remains Low
Date Posted: July 21, 2022


Mud Mill Pond Boat Ramp to Close Temporarily for Dam Improvements
Date Posted: July 21, 2022


Division of Small Business Awards EDGE Grants to 10 Delaware Companies
Date Posted: July 21, 2022


UPDATING: DNREC Monitoring and Investigating Excess Pollution Emissions Caused by Delaware City Refinery Outage
Date Posted: July 21, 2022

Delaware Women's Hall of Fame Honorees. The 2022 Honorees Include Anne Canby, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Carolyn Fredericks, teri Quinn Gray, Ilona Holland, Karyl Rattay, and Aida Waserstein
Governor John Carney Announces the Delaware Women’s Hall of Fame Inductees for 2022
Date Posted: July 21, 2022

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Money Still Available for Foster Youth to Pursue Higher Education
Date Posted: July 21, 2022


DNREC, Woodlawn Trustees Preserve Access to Popular Trail Along Brandywine Creek
Date Posted: July 20, 2022


State Auditor McGuiness Releases Special Report Analyzing Overdose Data Dashboard
Date Posted: July 19, 2022

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Historical Affairs programs in August 2022
Date Posted: July 18, 2022


Delaware Division of the Arts Announces First Round of Grants in Support of Arts Projects for Fiscal Year 2023
Date Posted: July 18, 2022

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Heritage Commission Book of the Week: The Delaware Heritage Cookbook
Date Posted: July 18, 2022


DPH Encourages Delawareans To Get A Booster Now To Protect Against BA.5, COVID-19 Variants; Don’t Wait Until Fall
Date Posted: July 15, 2022

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Hurricane Preparedness Is No Accident
Date Posted: July 15, 2022


Hunters Reminded of Basic Hunter Education Course Requirements
Date Posted: July 14, 2022

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Governor Carney Announces Changes to Leadership Team
Date Posted: July 13, 2022

DHSS Announces Organizations Selected to Operate Medicaid Managed Care Program
DHSS Announces Organizations Selected to Operate Medicaid Managed Care Program
Date Posted: July 12, 2022

DHSS anuncia organizaciones seleccionadas para operar el programa de atención administrada de Medicaid
DHSS Anuncia Organizaciones Seleccionadas para Operar el Programa de Atención Administrada de Medicaid
Date Posted: July 12, 2022

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After arriving in Delaware in 2017, spotted lanternfly now confirmed in Sussex County
Date Posted: July 12, 2022

First case of monkey pox found in delaware
Delaware Division Of Public Health Reports First Case Of Monkeypox In State
Date Posted: July 12, 2022


Wild Turkey Harvest Announced for Delaware’s 2022 Spring Hunting Season
Date Posted: July 11, 2022

100 Year History of the Pilots Association
DE Heritage Commission Book of the Week: 100 Year History of the Pilot’s Association, Bay & River Delaware, 1896-1996
Date Posted: July 11, 2022


Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta Set for Saturday, Aug. 6 on Nanticoke River
Date Posted: July 8, 2022

Graphic on a blue background with text that reads: American Rescue Plan. Governor Carney Announces ARPA Housing Initiatives. New Programs will strengthen communities statewide.
Governor Carney Announces American Rescue Plan Act Housing Initiatives
Date Posted: July 7, 2022

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First State Students Earn 10 Top 10 Finishes at 2022 National Stem Conference
Date Posted: July 7, 2022

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Chautauqua Tent Shows To Take Place From Sept. 8–12, 2022
Date Posted: July 7, 2022

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Delaware Heritage Commission Book of the Week is Delaware: A Guide to the First State
Date Posted: July 6, 2022


DNREC, Habitat for Humanity Partner to Create Green Space in New Castle County’s Simonds Gardens Community
Date Posted: July 6, 2022

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Flag Lowering for the Victims of the Tragedy in Highland Park, IL
Date Posted: July 5, 2022

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Statement Regarding the Auditor of Accounts
Date Posted: July 5, 2022


The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “Smorgasbord” by Forest Z. Allread
Date Posted: July 5, 2022

Auditor of Accounts Seal
McGuiness Announces the Release of Two Reports Concerning Delaware’s Water Quality Funding
Date Posted: July 3, 2022


Statement From AG Jennings On McGuiness Verdict
Date Posted: July 1, 2022

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Governor Carney Shares Highlights from Legislative Session
Date Posted: July 1, 2022

DELAWARE DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH RECOGNIZED AS A HEALTHY PEOPLE 2030 CHAMPION
Delaware Division Of Public Health Recognized As A Healthy People 2030 Champion
Date Posted: July 1, 2022

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Treasurer Davis to Help Fund New Education Accounts
Date Posted: July 1, 2022

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Emergency Sirens Test on Tuesday, July 5
Date Posted: July 1, 2022

New tax deductions for ABLE and 529
Two State Sponsored Savings Programs to Bring New Tax Deductions
Date Posted: June 30, 2022

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Governor Carney Signs Package of Gun Safety Legislation
Date Posted: June 30, 2022


Statement from AG Jennings on Supreme Court’s Climate Ruling
Date Posted: June 30, 2022

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DelDOT Advises Travelers to Expect Heavy Traffic Over 4th of July Holiday
Date Posted: June 30, 2022


DNREC Sinks Floating Casino Turned Commercial Scallop Vessel ‘Texas Star’ onto Delaware’s Artificial Reef System
Date Posted: June 30, 2022

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Delaware ParentCamp Transforms School and Family Engagement
Date Posted: June 30, 2022


AG Jennings Wins Seaford Lawsuit
Date Posted: June 29, 2022

Stray Cat in Smyrna Test Positive for Rabies
Stray Cat in Smyrna Tests Positive for Rabies
Date Posted: June 29, 2022


DNREC Launches New Residential Solar Pilot Program
Date Posted: June 29, 2022

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Delaware Office of Highway Safety (OHS) Announces “Not So Fast” Teen Driver Scholarship Winners
Date Posted: June 28, 2022

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Governor Carney Signs FY23 Budget
Date Posted: June 28, 2022


Delaware Mortgage Relief Program Now Open
Date Posted: June 28, 2022


DNREC and Nonprofit Partners Promote, Monitor Nesting Success of American Kestrels
Date Posted: June 28, 2022


Delaware Emitirá Beneficios de Emergencia Mensuales el 30 de Junio
Date Posted: June 28, 2022


Delaware Will Issue Monthly Emergency Benefits On June 30
Date Posted: June 28, 2022


DOL Announces New Director of Vocational Rehabilitation
Date Posted: June 28, 2022


Brandywine Zoo’s Haechan the Pudu, Dies
Date Posted: June 27, 2022

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Secretary of State Announces Appointment of Director of the Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs
Date Posted: June 27, 2022


Treasurer Davis Completes ARPA Funds Distribution
Date Posted: June 27, 2022

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Heritage Commission Book of the Week: Delaware’s Coastal Defenses
Date Posted: June 27, 2022

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Commissioner Navarro Announces Health Insurance Marketplace Expansion
Date Posted: June 27, 2022

Governor Carney Formally Extends Public Health Emergency
Governor Carney Formally Extends Public Health Emergency
Date Posted: June 24, 2022

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Governor Carney’s Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling
Date Posted: June 24, 2022


Statement from AG Jennings on Dobbs ruling
Date Posted: June 24, 2022


DNREC Brandywine Watershed Report Details Wetland Health and Management Recommendations
Date Posted: June 23, 2022

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Historical Affairs programs in July 2022
Date Posted: June 23, 2022

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Governor Carney’s Statement on Senate Confirmations of Nathan Cook, Kelly Hicks Sheridan
Date Posted: June 22, 2022

VACUNAS DE COVID-19 PARA NIÑOS DE 6 MESES A 5 AÑOS RECIBE AUTORIZACIÓN FEDERAL; VACUNACIÓN A EMPEZAR LA SEMANA DE JUNIO 20, 2022
Vacunas de COVID-19 Para Niños de 6 Meses a 5 Años Recibe Autorización Federal; Vacunas Desde de la Semana de Jun. 20
Date Posted: June 22, 2022

Leadership Changes Announced at DHSS
Secretary Magarik Announces Leadership Changes at Department of Health and Social Services
Date Posted: June 22, 2022

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DelDOT Observes National Pollinator Week
Date Posted: June 22, 2022


Lawmakers Approve Treasurer’s Retirement Legislation
Date Posted: June 22, 2022

Governor John Carney and Secretary of Transportation Nicole Majeski joined in the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new interchange project in Milton
DelDOT Marks Start of Route 1 and 16 Project
Date Posted: June 21, 2022

The Journals of Rev. Lewis Wheeler Wells
Heritage Commission Book of the Week: The Journals of Rev. Lewis Wheeler Wells
Date Posted: June 21, 2022

Gov. John Carney and DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin unveiled a Division of Public Archives historical marker to dedicate Jason Beach as a historic site in recognition of its significance and to coincide with the Juneteenth holiday. Pictured, from left to right, are Rep. Ruth Briggs-King, MERIT Student Speaker Jaden Burton, Secretary Garvin, town of Laurel Councilmember Jonathan Kellam, Rep. Timothy Dukes, Gov. Carney and MERIT Student Speaker Kianna Kelley.
Gov. Carney, DNREC Dedicate Jason Beach a Historic Site at Trap Pond State Park 
Date Posted: June 20, 2022


COVID-19 Vaccines For Children 6 Months to 5 Years Receives Federal Authorization; DE Vaccines to Begin Week of June 20
Date Posted: June 18, 2022

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DPH Prepares for CDC to Authorize Vaccines for Children Under 5; Urges Safety During Event-Filled Weekend
Date Posted: June 18, 2022


DOJ, Wilmington PD Indict Gun Offenders on 75 Charges
Date Posted: June 17, 2022


New Castle Court House Museum
Date Posted: June 16, 2022

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John Dickinson Plantation Receives Award of Excellence
Date Posted: June 15, 2022


Growing Horseshoe Crab Population Supports Migratory Shorebirds along Delaware Bay, Including Threatened Red Knots
Date Posted: June 15, 2022

2022 Applications for Artists - Delaware Division of the Arts
Division of the Arts Opens Two Opportunities for Artists
Date Posted: June 14, 2022

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Delaware Mortgage Relief Program Approved By U.S. Department Of The Treasury
Date Posted: June 14, 2022

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Heritage Commission Book of the Week: GATH’s Literary Work and Folk
Date Posted: June 13, 2022

Picture with text "Addiction is Statewide. so is help." HelpishereDE.com
Suspected Overdose Deaths for May in Delaware Set New Monthly High Total
Date Posted: June 8, 2022

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Student State Board of Education Member Application Due June 24
Date Posted: June 8, 2022


Delaware Natural Resources Police Youth Fishing Tournament Winners Announced
Date Posted: June 8, 2022

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Summer of Opportunity
Date Posted: June 8, 2022


Funding Available for Tree-Planting Projects
Date Posted: June 7, 2022

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Heritage Commission Book of the Week: William Hare Master Potter
Date Posted: June 6, 2022


DNREC to Present Living Shoreline Social Marketing Webinar June 16
Date Posted: June 6, 2022

Darck blue background. Governor Carney Announces Judicial Nominations.
Governor Carney Announces Judicial Nominations
Date Posted: June 3, 2022

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State Auditor McGuiness Releases The First of Nineteen Reports on Delaware’s Public School Staffing Levels
Date Posted: June 3, 2022


DNREC to Propose Major Source Air Pollution Permit Renewal for Delaware City Refining Company
Date Posted: June 3, 2022

Governor Carney and Members of the General Assembly Announce Gun Safety Package.
Governor Carney, Members of the General Assembly Announce Gun Safety Package
Date Posted: June 2, 2022

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Delaware African and Caribbean Affairs Commission Celebrates National Caribbean-American Heritage Month
Date Posted: June 2, 2022

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New Website Helps Families Find Summer Opportunities for Their Children
Date Posted: June 2, 2022

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FREE New Castle History Camp, July 25–29, 2022
Date Posted: June 2, 2022


Prohibición ampliada de las bolsas de plástico para llevar en vigor el 1.° de julio de 2022
Date Posted: June 2, 2022


Enhanced Plastic Carryout Bag Ban in Effect July 1, 2022
Date Posted: June 2, 2022


Stay Cool, Hydrated, And Informed to Prevent Heat-Related Illness
Date Posted: June 1, 2022

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Division Of Public Health Launches New Delaware WIC Educational Website
Date Posted: June 1, 2022

El Programa de Pandemia EBT de Delaware se Expande. El programa ahora incluye niños menores de 6 años cuyas familias reciben beneficios de SNAP
El Programa P-EBT de Delaware se Expandió a Niños Menores de 6 Años en Hogares Que Reciben SNAP
Date Posted: June 1, 2022

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Delaware’s P-EBT Program Expanded to Children Under Age 6 in Households Receiving SNAP
Date Posted: June 1, 2022

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DNREC, Division of Public Health Offer Tips About Ticks
Date Posted: June 1, 2022

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Ten days remain before application deadline

The application period for the new ASPIRE529 program, which provides $529 for foster youth aging out of the system to use for expenses related to continuing their education, closes July 31, 2022.

“Many young adults face a lot of financial obstacles as they head out into the ‘real world’ for the first time,” said Delaware State Treasurer Colleen Davis. “Those aging out of foster care often face additional struggles related to things like housing and health care. How to pay for education shouldn’t be an extra burden.”

Up to 20 awards of $529 are available on a first-come, first-served basis following review and approval of applications by the Office of the State Treasurer.

To be eligible for an award, a student must:

Be under age 26, and:
At least 14 years old and currently in Department of Services for Children, Youth, & Their Families (DSCYF) Custody (foster care); or
Exited DSCYF Custody to adoption or guardianship at the age of 16 years or older; or
Aged out of foster care in Delaware at age 18.

Complete a current-year Delaware Aspire529 application prior to the deadline. (July 31st)
Be a Delaware resident.
Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or approved refugee.
Be an undergraduate student.
Show proof of enrollment or attendance at an institution of higher learning or trade school, AND if already attending, must be making satisfactory academic or vocational progress toward completion of that program. Proof of enrollment or attendance can be requested through your school’s registrar or administrative offices.
In addition to the $529, recipients will receive two private financial coaching sessions thanks to a partnership with $tand By Me®.

The online application can be found at de.gov/aspire529.

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Related Topics:  529 Education Savings Plans, Aspire529, college savings, DE529, education savings, Foster Youth, Office of the State Treasurer, State treasurer Colleen Davis

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Ten days remain before application deadline

The application period for the new ASPIRE529 program, which provides $529 for foster youth aging out of the system to use for expenses related to continuing their education, closes July 31, 2022.

“Many young adults face a lot of financial obstacles as they head out into the ‘real world’ for the first time,” said Delaware State Treasurer Colleen Davis. “Those aging out of foster care often face additional struggles related to things like housing and health care. How to pay for education shouldn’t be an extra burden.”

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