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2019 State of the State

Governor Carney's discussing his priorities for strengthening Delaware’s economy, improving our public schools, and protecting Delaware’s quality of life at town halls hosted by members of the General Assembly.


Opportunity Funding Initiative

Opportunity Funding Initiative

Governor Carney has a three-year, $60 million Opportunity Funding initiative to target resources toward Delaware’s most disadvantaged students.

Making Delaware a Trauma-Informed State

Making Delaware a Trauma-Informed State

Learn about Trauma Awareness Month (May 2019) and submit nominations for the Compassionate Champion Award, a recognition program for champions of trauma-informed work.

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About the Governor

Picture of John Carney, Delaware's Governor

Governor John Carney has been working to make Delaware a better place for more than 30 years.

Born in Wilmington and raised in Claymont, Governor John Carney has been working for the Delaware people for more than 30 years. John took office as Delaware’s 74th Governor in January 2017, focused on making Delaware’s economy more competitive, preparing Delaware’s children to succeed, and building a long-term sustainable financial plan for the State of Delaware. Working with Delawareans across the state, and with members of the General Assembly, he has made progress on each of those priorities. John has directed new resources to high-needs schools, partnered with the private sector to drive new job creation, and taken steps to lower healthcare costs for Delaware families, businesses, and taxpayers.