September 14, 2020
A drive-thru food pantry, sponsored by the Food Bank of Delaware, is set for Friday, September 25th in Georgetown
Additional unemployment benefits to be issued beginning this week
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Delaware’s application to receive Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) funding from the agency's Disaster Relief Fund. 
 
On August 8, 2020, President Trump made available up to $44 billion from FEMA’s Disaster Relief Fund to provide financial assistance to Americans who have lost wages due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
“We want to emphasize that this benefit is time-limited and not everyone who has filed an unemployment claim will be eligible,” said Cerron Cade, Secretary of the Delaware Department of Labor. 
 
LWA benefits are retroactive to the week ending August 1st, and eligible individuals will receive $300 per week in benefits in addition to their regular unemployment benefits. The LWA program and the availability of LWA benefits will end when the first of the following occurs: 1) available federal funding is depleted, 2) federal legislation is enacted to provide unemployment benefits covered, or 3) December 27, 2020. 
 
The DOL expects to begin issuing the payments to eligible claimants beginning next week. For more information, including eligibility, click here.  
Polls will be open between 7:00 a.m, and 8:00 p.m. TOMORROW (September 15th) for Delaware's Primary Election
The Delaware Primary Election will be held TOMORROW (September 15th). Registered Republicans and Democrats will be able to cast ballots for candidates of their respective party. Winners will advance and be placed on the November 3rd General Election ballot.

Polls will be open between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

For information on polling locations in the 38th District, please click here.

When voters go to the polls, they'll be using Delaware's new voting machine. For access to a quick video (just over two minutes) explaining the process, please click here.
To contact Ron: Ronald.Gray@delaware.gov