Governor Carney announced several initiatives 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 continue to operate.

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

As of December 31, 2020, DSHA is no longer accepting applications for COVID-19 rental or mortgage assistance. New rental and mortgage assistance funded by the recent COVID relief bill is expected to be available in early 2021; availability and program changes will be announced at www.destatehousing.com/covid19 in the coming weeks once details are finalized.

On July 1, Governor Carney released a modified order lifting the moratorium on foreclosure and eviction filings in place since March but ordered that all evictions would continue to be stayed to permit the Justice of the Peace Courts to determine whether the parties would benefit from a court-supervised mediation or an alternative dispute resolution program. 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.

 


 

Volunteer and Donate

United Way of Delaware

United Way has launched a host of 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 Does More: COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund: Raising funds to address immediate needs

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

During this unprecedented coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, funeral establishments must comply with Governor Carney’s emergency declaration, as well as all guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control for  families and funeral home workers  and the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services’ Division of Public Health.

 


 

Other Services

Recreational Camps

This document provides guidance for Recreational Camps that would like to open. The document is COVID-19 Recreational Camp Guidance.

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

This document provides for operators of facilities that have playground equipment. Click here for Playground Guidance document.

 


Get More COVID Data

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