Office of the Governor

Investing in Delaware

Stories from Across the State

The State of Delaware is actively investing over $1 billion of one-time funded projects across the state in American Rescue Plan Act funding and more than $900 million so far in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to build back better. These pieces of legislation — championed by U.S. Senator Tom Carper, U.S. Senator Chris Coons, and U.S. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester and signed by President Biden — will help to create Delaware’s infrastructure for the next generation.

American Rescue Plan Act

  • Over $1 billion allocated for projects that:
  • Meet pandemic response needs.
  • Build a stronger, more equitable economy in communities hit hard by COVID-19.
  • Provide immediate economic stabilization for impacted households and businesses.
  • Address systemic public health, public safety, and economic challenges.

Graphic representation showing that 44% of ARPA funds have been allocated.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

  • Provides Delaware with a once-in-a-generation commitment to improving roads, bridges, transit, water and wastewater systems, broadband, energy, and other infrastructure areas.
  • These infrastructure projects will take several years to build but will improve the communities where Delawareans live and work for decades.



Graphic explaining BIL funding

How Delaware will use Federal Funds to Build Back Better.


A collage of images showing what Delaware funding money is going towards.


Capital Project Funding


COVID-19 Response & Mitigation


Electric Vehicle Charging




Higher Education


Hospitals & Healthcare

Housing Developments & Emergency Housing


Roads & Bridges


Statewide Technology & Broadband




Water & Wastewater Systems


Workforce Development & Pathways 2.0



Progress in Delaware Communities

Transforming Seaford’s Nylon Shopping Center

State, local, and federal partners are teaming up to revive a historic part of Seaford – the Nylon Capital Shopping Center. The Center once was a shopping hub, attracting people from across the mid-Atlantic region.

A combination of private and public investment will fund the redevelopment of the Nylon Capital Shopping Center into a multi-purpose community facility that includes on-site health care services, an education hub, early learning center, co-working space, and a job skills center.


Governor Carney speaking with the Seaford Community

The Seaford Community is blessed beyond anything imagined. This project will impact not only Seaford but the entire region for generations to come. We are truly grateful for the team effort by our local, state, and federal delegation to help make this vision reality. Quote by David Genshaw, Mayor of Seaford.



Rendering of the Nylon Capital Shopping Center.
Renderings courtesy of NAI Coastal
Rendering of the Nylon Capital Shopping Center.
Graphic depicting article from Coast TV about the Nylon Capital Shopping Center.



City of Harrington Library rendering.

Rendering courtesy of the Becker Morgan Group

Harrington Public Library

After construction is completed, the Harrington Public Library will finally have a space built specifically for library services, and more importantly, a space fit for their community.

The Harrington Public Library is one of nine libraries in Delaware to receive American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. The American Rescue Plan Act Capital Projects Fund included $40 million in funding for library improvements throughout all three counties.

The new Harrington Public Library is slated to open its doors to the community in Summer 2024. 

Learn More About the Harrington Public Library




Broadband for All Delawareans

Governor Carney believes stable, high-speed internet connection is important for all Delaware families, students, and businesses. That’s why Delaware has already connected nearly 6,000 homes, businesses, and organizations to broadband. Governor Carney’s goal is to make Delaware the first state in the country to make high-speed internet available to every home and business. Delaware has more than $100 million to complete this important goal over the next several years.

Pine Acre Farm Millsboro, Delaware

Having access to broadband will allow Pine Acre Farm to reach a larger customer base not only locally but also beyond Delaware's boarders. It also provides the ability to develop our website and gives our customers other means of purchasing our products, via debit or credit. Quote from Jeff Casewell, Owner Pine Acre Farm
Want to see Delaware’s progress? Residents without high-speed internet can see where they are in our connectivity plans. Learn More


Learn More About Broadband Expansion in Delaware


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