Local Program To Boost Academic Performance Gets A Financial Boost

6 Aug , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Education has announced the grantees awarded federal funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) program. One of those recipients is Delaware City Schools.

The program creates or expands community learning centers that provide academic enrichment and youth development opportunities for students who attend predominantly high-poverty and low-performing schools. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Grants To Help Strengthen Fathers

26 Jul , 2019  

Five organizations across Ohio, including on which does work in Delaware County, have been awarded two-year grants to help fathers in their areas become better parents, partners and providers, the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood announced this week.

“Research shows that children with fathers who are present in their lives have better cognitive outcomes, self-esteem, academic achievement and economic stability,” said Executive Director Kimberly Dent. “They have healthier development as children, are more empathetic, and are less likely to have problems with drugs and alcohol as teenagers.” More…


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Delaware County Receiving Federal Funds Through ODNR

18 Jul , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is distributing more than $485,000 of federal funds to 18 counties, which will primarily go toward improving schools and roads. Counties receiving funding include Athens, Delaware, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry, Scioto, Vinton, Washington, Licking, Mahoning, Portage, Stark and Trumbull. More…


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Historical Society Receives Grant For Barn Restoration

7 Jun , 2019  

The Delaware County Historical Society recently completed the first phase of a restoration project at The Barn at Stratford and received a grant from the State of Ohio’s Facilities Construction Commission for $250,000 which covered most of the expenses. Funding was approved by the state legislature as part of the 2018-2019 budget. More…

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Delaware County

Three County Trail Projects Receive Funding

12 Apr , 2019  

Three multi-use trail projects in Delaware County have been selected by the Delaware County Trails Committee to receive funding from its assistance program.

The trail projects are located in Shawnee Hills, Berkshire Township and jointly in the city of Delaware and Liberty Township. The Delaware County Board of Commissioners awarded these projects a total of $78,997.50. More…

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Central Ohio Symphony Among NEA Grant Recipients

20 Feb , 2019  

Twenty-nine Ohio recipients have been awarded grants through the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) Art Works, Challenge America, and Creative Writing Fellowship programs.

A Delaware County non-profit has been a recipient of such a grant. More…

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Historical Society Receives Grant To Assist In Preserving County History

3 Feb , 2019  

Over 70 years, the Delaware County Historical Society has amassed more than a terabyte of digital photographs, videos, audio histories, and object descriptions.  These files are made available to the public through the organization’s website and are often used for research and education.

Much of the material is irreplaceable, and if lost would leaving a gaping hole in the local collective histories. In order to reliably protect the files and make them available to the public, the Society needs a large amount of data storage and an efficient back up system. More…

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Delaware County Fire Department Receives Ohio BWC Grant

4 Jan , 2019  

Sixty-four Ohio fire departments will share $693,000 in grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) under a program to protect firefighters from carcinogens and other harmful health hazards encountered by firefighters during their daily work activities.

The Elm Valley Joint Fire District in Ashley was among them. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Theory-to-Practice Grants Fuel Research, Internships, And Careers

21 Dec , 2018  

From completing community mapping work in Costa Rica to comparing life expectancies in Italy and the United States, Ohio Wesleyan University students are receiving nearly $49,000 in new university-funded grants to support academic, research, and internship experiences. Ohio Wesleyan today announced it is awarding seven new Theory-to-Practice grants to enable 12 students and four faculty and staff mentors to complete OWU Connection experiences on campus; in Columbus; and abroad in Costa Rica, Italy, Morocco, and Northern Ireland.


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Life in Delaware County

Preservation Parks Receives NatureWorks Grant

26 Oct , 2018  

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has approved more than $4.4 million in project funding through the NatureWorks grant program, which will be used to improve outdoor recreational opportunities for Ohioans across the state.

Included in that funding is a grant for Preservation Parks of Delaware County. More…

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