Several initiatives continue to support Delaware families, Delaware workers, and Delaware small businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis. View Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act programs.

 

Food Assistance

Programs like Meals on Wheels, Delaware 2-1-1, and General Assistance are available to those in need.

Meals on Wheels

Continues to serve hot, nutritious meals to vulnerable Delawareans.

Delaware 2-1-1

United Way’s Delaware 2-1-1 hotline and website provides links to critical services, including food needs
Contact: Dial 2-1-1 or dial 1-800-560-3372; text your Zip code to 898-211

Division of Social Services

Food Supplement Program (SNAP) – Apply online for Delaware’s Food Supplement Program using the DHSS Assist website. Learn more on the Division of Social Services’ website.
Contact: 1-866-843-7212


 

Child Meal Programs

Find local meal sites throughout the state, offering meals for children.

Delaware Department of Education

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

 


 

Housing

DSHA is accepting applications for DEHAP rental assistance for tenants who have been financially impacted by the pandemic. Both tenants and landlords can initiate applications. Visit decovidhousinghelp.com to review eligibility information and submit an application.

DSHA is currently not accepting applications for mortgage assistance; however, funding is expected to be provided to the state in the coming weeks through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Once the details for that funding are finalized, DSHA will provide more information at decovidhousinghelp.com. For now, homeowners can find resources for other mortgage assistance at decovidhousinghelp.com/homeowners.

On July 1, 2020, Governor Carney released a modified order lifting the moratorium on foreclosure and eviction filings in place since March 2020. Tenants who are being threatened with eviction by their landlords due to nonpayment of rent during the pandemic should contact the Delaware Legal Help Link or the Delaware Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI) for assistance.

Rent and mortgage assistance is available to keep Delaware families in their homes. The State of Delaware and New Castle County will contribute a combined $40 million in CARES Act funding to provide payments for qualified applicants to the Delaware Housing Assistance Program or the Delaware Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program.

 

 


 

Volunteer and Donate

United Way of Delaware

United Way continues initiatives to help those in need:

United Way Volunteer Portal: Helps coordinate outreach and resources to those in need. Also find volunteer opportunities such as food distribution

Delaware 2-1-1: Provides links to critical services, from housing and shelter information to transportation resources. Contact: 2-1-1 or 1-800-560-3372; text your Zip code to 898-211

 


 

Blood Donations

Whole blood, plasma and double red cell donations are critical right now. To help:

Blood Bank of Delaware

Social distancing and other precautions are being taken to ensure donor, staff and volunteer safety. If you are healthy and able to donate, make an appointment online.

American Red Cross of Delmarva

If you are healthy and able to donate, make an appointment online.

 


 

Medical Volunteers

Delaware Medical Reserve Corps

All medical personnel — including out-of-state, retired, or inactive — who wish to volunteer to assist Delaware’s response to COVID-19 should sign up through the Delaware Medical Reserve Corps (DMRC). Go to the ServDE link – which is the State’s emergency response database-and create a profile. You will be contacted by a DMRC representative. Providing complete contact and license information will expedite verifying your credentials. Questions can be directed to dmrc@delaware.gov.

 


 

Unemployment Benefits

Delaware Division of Unemployment Insurance

Delawareans can file for unemployment benefits online.
For questions contact: uiclaims@delaware.gov or 302-761-8446

 


 

Funerals

Funeral establishments must comply with Governor Carney’s emergency declaration limiting public gatherings at up to 250 people, as well as all general guidance provided in the emergency declaration and by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 


 

Other Services

Recreational Camps

Recreational Camps that would like to open should follow CDC Guidelines.

Community Swimming Pools

This document provides guidance for community swimming pools. The document is COVID-19 Community Pool Guidance.

Internet Options

Comcast has increased access to Internet Essentials. Read more about the initiative and qualifications here. To sign up visit the Internet Essentials website or call 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.

For Nonprofits

The Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement has resources for nonprofits on their website.

Personal Finance

Find tips for Personal and Business Finance from the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce.

Playground Guidance

Playgrounds should follow CDC guidance.

 


Get More COVID Data

For more data on Delaware COVID cases, testing and outcomes, including demographic breakdowns, go to My Healthy Community