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Explanation of Grants

There are two major categories of grants available to states from the federal government as a result of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.

  • First, there are non-competitive grants, also called "formula grants". These are grants that states are awarded based on specifications outlined by the federal government.
  • Second, there are competitive grants, which states compete for (and depending on the grant may be competing with private entities or local governments). Again, the federal government comes up with the guidelines and the system for choosing which state to give funding to.

Delaware Grant Categories

Below are the 8 current categories for grant applications as identified by the State of Delaware. Simply click on any of the available category links for a complete look at the grant applications.

Please check back for continuous updates as more information and grants become available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.  Non-linked categories do not have grants associated with them yet.

Education Housing
Energy Jobs
Environment Public Safety
Health &
Human Services


Delaware State Clearinghouse Committee

Committee Members:

  • Members of the General Assembly
  • Members of the Joint Finance Committee
  • Representatives from the Office of Management and Budget
  • The Controller General's Office
  • The Department of Finance
  • The Delaware Economic Development Office

It is required by code that federal grants being awarded to state agencies or state entities must be approved by this committee before dollars are spent.

As grant deadlines approach, state agencies take their proposals to the Clearinghouse Committee for approval or disapproval. The agencies provide information to the committee on how they intend to spend dollars awarded.

Last Updated: Friday, 04-Sep-2009 13:43:42 EDT
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