Appropriations

2022 Congressionally Directed Spending Requests

ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT

Financial Certification Letter

Electrical Substation for Garrison Oak Business and Technology Park – $5,000,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to construct an electric substation that will increase the City's overall power supply to support economic development, and specifically provide electricity to the 126-acre Garrison Oak Business and Technology Park located in Dover, Delaware.

Project Location: Dover, DE

Recipient Name: City of Dover

 

Fenwick Island Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project – $5,000,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to provide funding to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete periodic beach renourishment to protect Fenwick Island from coastal storm damage and chronic beach erosion.

Project Location: Fenwick Island, DE

Recipient Name: Army Corps of Engineers

 

Improving the Durability of Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers – $1,300,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support research at the University of Delaware to improve the durability of hydrogen fuel cells and make the technology commercially viable. The project will ultimately encourage new startup companies and help generate high-paying electro-chemical jobs in Delaware.

Project Location: Newark, DE

Recipient Name: The University of Delaware

 

Indian River Inlet Sand Bypass Project – $750,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to rehabilitate the Indian River Inlet Sand Bypass crane, and replace its diesel pump motors with high-capacity electric pump motors in order to mitigate erosion and damage to State Route 1.

Project Location: Sussex County, DE

Recipient Name: Army Corps of Engineers

 

Reducing Inequity in Access to Solar Power – $2,000,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to provide financial incentives and access to affordable solar power systems for low to moderate-income households throughout Delaware.

Project Location: Dover, DE

Recipient Name: Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)

 

Rehoboth and Dewey Beach Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Project – $6,500,000 

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to provide funding to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete periodic beach renourishment of Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches to protect from coastal storm damage and chronic erosion.

Project Location: Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach, DE

Recipient Name: Army Corps of Engineers

 

AGRICULTURE

Financial Certification Letter

Agricultural Innovation Greenhouse – $250,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to establish a research containment greenhouse at Delaware State University to support academic research in biotechnology and community demonstration and programming in agricultural best practices to help local farmers.

Project Location: Dover, DE

Recipient Name: Delaware State University

 

Capital Improvements to Historic Milton Theatre – $100,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to renovate the historic Milton Theatre in downtown Milton, Delaware. In addition to providing year-round arts and entertainment programming for Milton and surrounding rural communities in Sussex County, the theatre also collaborates with the local elementary school and public library to offer after-school and summer camp programs for students.    

Project Location: Milton, DE

Recipient Name: Calliope Project Inc.

 

Restoration of Historic World War II Tower – $100,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to provide funding for capital improvements to complete the final restoration phase of Fire Control Tower No. 3 at Delaware Seashore State Park and open it to the public as a historic landmark that pays tribute to those who served in World War II.

Project Location: Sussex County, DE

Recipient Name: Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation

 

COMMERCE, JUSTICE, SCIENCE

Financial Certification Letter

Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Unit Expansion – $749,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support the New Castle County Police Department's expansion of its Hero Help outreach efforts and the addition of a new team to its Mental Health Unit. This expansion of Hero Help and the Mental Health Unit will improve the Department’s ability to respond to incidents involving individuals struggling with mental health or substance abuse by connecting them with the appropriate services and treatment.

Project Location: New Castle, DE

Recipient Name: New Castle County Police Department

 

Blue Economy Tech Center Partnership – $1,290,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support the creation of a partnership between the University of Delaware and Delaware State University to develop and test marine and offshore wind applications for various autonomous systems and to support workforce development and career training in the fields of environmental science and robotics.

Project Location: Lewes and Dover, DE

Recipient Name: University of Delaware, Delaware State University

 

Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing Innovation Facility – $5,000,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support the design-build and engineering work necessary for the construction of a current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) Biopharmaceutical facility that will contribute to U.S. pandemic preparedness on the University of Delaware's STAR campus in Newark, Delaware.

Project Location: Newark, DE

Recipient Name: University of Delaware

 

Delaware Space Observation Center – $900,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support the establishment of the Delaware Space Observation Center as a joint effort by the University of Delaware and Delaware State University to strengthen space science research, education, and employment opportunities throughout Delaware.

Project Location: Newark and Dover, DE

Recipient Name: University of Delaware, Delaware State University

 

Delaware Violence Reduction Program – $1,900,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to expand Delaware’s Group Violence Intervention (GVI) program with the addition of hospital-based and community-based violence intervention programs.

Project Location: Statewide

Recipient Name: Delaware Criminal Justice Council

 

Statewide Body Worn Camera Program – $1,600,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to provide funding to support Delaware's Statewide Body Worn Camera Program for law enforcement officers across the state.

Project Location: Statewide

Recipient Name: Delaware Department of Justice

 

MILITARY CONSTRUCTION-VETERANS AFFAIRS

Financial Certification Letter

Delaware Air National Guard Fuel Cell and Corrosion Control Hangar Replacement – $17,500,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to replace the Delaware Air National Guard Fuel Cell and Corrosion Control hangar at the New Castle County Airport, one of two hangars required for the maintenance of the Delaware Air National Guard's eight C-130 aircraft.

Project Location: New Castle, DE

Project Recipient: Delaware Air National Guard at New Castle County Airport

 

FINANCIAL SERVICES AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT

Financial Certification Letter

Building Better Business Districts – $1,050,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support the expansion of West End Neighborhood’s small business support program on commercial corridors in Dover, Wilmington, and Georgetown, Delaware.

Project Location: New Castle and Sussex Counties, DE

Project Recipient: West End Neighborhood House

 

Center for Fintech Leadership – $1,000,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support the establishment of a Center for Fintech Leadership to improve access to banking and credit, and provide more inclusive and affordable financial choices for households and companies in Delaware.

Project Location: Newark, DE

Project Recipient: University of Delaware

 

Financial Health Research Institute – $1,000,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support the launch of a financial health research initiative to study and address the financial and banking needs for low-income and underserved individuals and communities, including communities of color, women-owned small businesses, individuals with disabilities, and unbanked households.

Project Location: Newark, DE

Project Recipient: Delaware Technology Park

 

Manufacturing and Training Facility for Furniture Making – $500,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to help finance the construction of a shovel-ready facility that will enable The Challenge Program to expand its furniture-making workforce development initiative for at-risk young adults.

Project Location: Wilmington, DE

Project Recipient: The Challenge Program

TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT

 Financial Certification Letter

Affordable Housing for Senior Citizens at The Flats – $2,000,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support the construction of new affordable housing units for senior citizens in Wilmington, Delaware.

Project Location: Wilmington, DE

Project Recipient: Todmorden Foundation

 

Gateway East Senior Residential Village – $100,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support the first phase of construction for moderate-income senior living apartments in Georgetown, Delaware.

Project Location: Georgetown, DE

Project Recipient: CHEER Inc.

 

Kingswood Community Center – $10,000,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support the construction of a new community center as part of the redevelopment of the Riverside neighborhood in Wilmington.

Project Location: Wilmington, DE

Project Recipient: REACH Riverside

 

Munchy Branch Road Multi-Use Trail – $1,200,000 

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support the construction of a pedestrian and bicycle trail that runs alongside Munchy Branch Road from Seaside Boulevard to Field Lane/Shady Ridge Drive in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Project Location: Rehoboth Beach, DE

Project Recipient: Delaware Department of Transportation

 

Nanticoke Association Cultural Community Center and Food Bank Capital Improvements – $750,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support the upgrade and expansion of the Nanticoke Indian Association’s community center in Millsboro, Delaware.

Project Location: Millsboro, DE

Project Recipient: Nanticoke Indian Association

 

New Castle County Affordable Homeownership Program – $1,500,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support the construction of affordable homes in the City of Wilmington by the Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County.

Project Location: Wilmington, DE

Project Recipient: Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County

 

Restoration Now Security Project to Combat Human Trafficking – $485,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to improve the safety of clients living in the Salvation Army’s anti-human trafficking shelter “Restoration Now.”

Project Location: Wilmington, DE

Project Recipient: The Salvation Army

 

Sussex County Affordable Housing Construction – $500,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support the construction of affordable homes in Sussex County by the Habitat for Humanity of Sussex County.

Project Location: Sussex County, DE

Project Recipient: Habitat for Humanity of Sussex County

 

Transforming the Former Hockessin School #107 into a Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity – $750,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support renovations that will transform the Hockessin Colored School (HCS), which played a pivotal role in our nation's history as one of the five foundational cases in the Brown v. Board of Education decision, into a Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity.

Project Location: Hockessin, DE

Project Recipient: Friends of Hockessin Colored School #107

INTERIOR

Financial Certification Letter

City of Seaford Sewer Line Relocation – $1,210,000 

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to relocate and upgrade a 60-year-old main line sewer in Seaford, Delaware, which is a critical regionalized line that carries wastewater from the neighboring communities of Bridgeville and Greenwood, as well as a local hospital, three assisted living facilities, four schools, and several medical offices.

Project Location: Seaford, DE

Project Recipient: City of Seaford

 

Historic Goggin Manor House – $800,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support the renovation of the historic Goggin Manor House in Camden, Delaware, and highlight the property’s connection to the Underground Railroad.

Project Location: Camden, DE

Project Recipient: Kent County Levy Court

 

South Wilmington Sewer Infrastructure Expansion – $4,800,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support the expansion of the City of Wilmington’s sewer infrastructure to the southern area of the city below the Christina River.

Project Location: Wilmington, DE

Project Recipient: City of Wilmington

 

Water Contamination Prevent in Delaware – $80,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support the investigation and mitigation of potential per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination in surface and groundwater throughout Delaware.

Project Location: New Castle, Kent, and Sussex Counties, DE

Project Recipient: Center for PFAS Solution at the Science, Technology, and Research Institute of Delaware (STRIDE)

 

Water Quality and Expansion Initiative – $1,000,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support the first phase of the City of Dover’s Water Quality and Expansion Initiative to improve the quality of the city’s potable water and increase the capacity of its water mains and subsequent fire suppression capabilities.

Project Location: Dover, DE

Project Recipient: City of Dover

 

Water Supply Infrastructure Improvements – $606,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support the Town of Millsboro’s efforts to replace and improve the town’s water mains to comply with the updated federal and state requirements for drinking water.

Project Location: Millsboro, DE

Project Recipient: Town of Millsboro

LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, EDUCATION AND RELATED AGENCIES

Financial Certification Letter 

Brain Injury Services Navigation Program – $100,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support the creation of a Brain Injury Services Navigation Program to help connect survivors of traumatic brain injuries and their caregivers with appropriate rehabilitative medical services and treatment for successful community living.

Project Location: Statewide

Project Recipient: Easterseals of Delaware

 

Delaware Best Buddies Inclusion Project for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – $215,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to allow Best Buddies to expand to an additional 14 schools in Delaware and reach an additional 1,050 students with inclusive programming that supports students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Project Location: Kent and Sussex Counties, DE

Project Recipient: Best Buddies International, Inc.

 

Financial Literacy Institute – $300,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to develop and implement a curriculum to improve financial literacy of current and prospective Delaware State University students in areas that include personal finance, debt management, responsible access to credit, and wealth building. 

Project Location: Dover, DE

Project Recipient: Delaware State University

 

Gaudenzia Fresh Start – $337,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to enhance capacity and upgrade security to improve the safety of clients at Gaudenzia Fresh Start, which provides a continuum of care and programming for individuals being treated for substance use disorder.

Project Location: Wilmington, DE

Project Recipient: Gaudenzia Foundation, Inc.

 

Increasing Access to Teacher Education for Students of Color – $136,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to support the Teacher Pipeline Project in order to build a diverse teaching workforce by increasing opportunities for Delaware high school students of color to matriculate into early childhood or elementary education programs at the University of Delaware.

Project Location: Statewide

Project Recipient: University of Delaware

 

Mental Health Therapist Fellowship Initiative – $1,650,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to establish a workforce development program to address Delaware’s growing mental health crisis, rising demand for counseling, and lack of licensed mental health practitioners by creating paid fellowship positions for Master’s degree prepared and license-eligible counselors.

Project Location: Statewide

Project Recipient: Jewish Family Services of Delaware

 

Mobile Health Clinic for Addiction Medicine – $680,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to purchase a mobile health clinic focused on serving hard-to-reach patient populations that are struggling with addiction.

Project Location: Region around Lewes, DE

Project Recipient: Beebe Medical Foundation

 

Mobile Health Van – $341,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to outfit a mobile health clinic to address disparities and poor health outcomes in disadvantaged communities within Western Sussex County, Delaware. The mobile clinic will also serve three school-based wellness centers in collaboration with the school systems and utilize data analytics to direct services to communities with the greatest need.

Project Location: Sussex County, DE

Project Recipient: TidalHealth Nanticoke

 

Offshore Wind Training Center – $1,060,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is for University of Delaware to develop an offshore wind technician training center in Lewes, Delaware. The Offshore Wind Training Center would train workers, including technicians who install and later maintain turbines in the ocean, as well as suppliers, port workers, and sea survival and rescue personnel.

Project Location: Lewes

Project Recipient: University of Delaware

 

Youth After-School Enrichment Programming – $150,000

Project Purpose: The purpose of this project is to expand a variety of Boys & Girls Club programs focused on financial literacy, computer education, drug and alcohol prevention, and the arts to over 2,000 elementary students.

Project Location: Statewide

Project Recipient: Boys & Girls Club of Delaware

 

 

FY2010 Funded Projects
 
 40' Fixed Route Transit Buses
State of Delaware Department of Transportation
800 Bay Road
Dover, DE 19903
$974,000 to replace aging fixed route transit coaches. This is part of a comprehensive bus replacement schedule to ensure safe and efficient transportation equipment is used for fixed route services. All buses will be state-of-the-art hybrids. The project will enable the Delaware Transit Corporation to continue to provide a high level of service to Delaware residents. The Delaware Transit Corporation provides 10 million passenger trips annually with 14.9 million service miles, and serves all three counties.
 
Advanced Composite Maritime Manufacturing
University of Delaware
Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
$1,600,000 to spur the development of the next-generation composite technologies to support advanced watercraft that will be faster, stronger, stealthier, less costly, field repairable, have longer service life, and are up-armor capable to operate. Composites do not corrode and require less maintenance, and their light weight allow for higher speeds and greater maneuvering. Developing this technology will keep Navy, Special Operations Command and Coast Guard craft at the forefront of technology, and help ensure superiority of the military in the water over current and future adversaries.
 
Agriculture Compliance Laboratory Equipment, Delaware
Delaware Department of Agriculture
Tatnall Building
William Penn Street
Dover, DE, 19901
$69,000 to fully equip and modernize the lab to protect Delaware's animal industries (including food animals and poultry, horse-racing industry, and companion animals) and therefore protecting public health of Delawareans.
 
Army Plant Vaccine Development Program
Fraunhofer USA Center for Molecular Biotechnology
9 Innovation Way, Suite 200
Newark, DE 19711
$1,600,000 to create more effective and quickly manufacturable prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines for anthrax and the plague using an innovative, plant-based technology. A quick response to a potential bioterrorist attacks require the immediate availability of reagents for mass therapeutic treatment or for mass vaccination. Vaccines developed with the Plant Vaccine Development program, created by Fraunhofer USA Center for Molecular Biotechnology, can be produced much faster and at lower cost than current vaccines.
 
Automotive-Based Fuel Cell Hybrid Bus Program
University of Delaware
Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
$487,000 for a program to research, build and demonstrate fuel cell hybrid buses on the UD campus and in the state of Delaware. The objective is to have the project's efficient and uniquely low-cost design of fuel cell transit buses spur commercialization of this technology, which will help reduce our nation's dependence on foreign oil and enable the United States to meet its goal of greenhouse gases reductions. The University will use the funds to create an advanced, 40-foot fuel cell hybrid bus and convert its network of slow-fill hydrogen stations to fast-fill stations.
 
Avian Bioscience, DE
University of Delaware
Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
$150,000 to upgrade Delaware's existing diagnostic facility. Delmarva is the nation's leader in the research, development and implementation of successful avian influenza surveillance and response plans to protect poultry and human health. The University of Delaware, through its College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, is central to Delmarva's preparedness for avian influenza. These funds would be used to help the University of Delaware design this new facility.
 
Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, DE, for facilities and equipment
Beebe Medical Center
424 Savannah Rd.
Lewes, DE 19958
$100,000 to construct a new two-story School of Nursing building. The project will double Beebe's nursing enrollment to 120 students, and train an additional 60 nurses to care for patients in Delaware.
 
C-5 Cargo Aircraft Maintenance Training Facility, Phase 1
Dover Air Force Base
Dover, DE
$5,300,000 to provide new training facility with tools and classrooms to furnish specialized hands-on instruction for C-17 and C-5M engine maintenance.
 
C & D Canal Trail Improvements
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East
Philadelphia, PA 19107
$1,000,000 to transform more than 13 miles of existing Army Corps service road on the north-side of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal - from Delaware City to Chesapeake City - into a multi-purpose recreation trail with associated amenities (trail heads, signage, and self-composting restroom facilities, and security). Creating a multi-purpose recreation trail on the existing service road would ensure a safer area for the residents of Delaware City (one of the fastest growing areas in the state of Delaware), Chesapeake City, and everywhere in between, to continue to enjoy the Canal.
 
Carvel State Building Video Surveillance Project
Delaware Capitol Police
150 William Penn Street
Dover, DE 19901
$75,000 to purchase and install digital video cameras and capturing and recording equipment at the Carvel State Building that houses the Governor's office, Lt. Governor's office, General Assembly offices, Supreme Court, Attorney General's office and numerous other state agencies. The purpose of this project is to enhance the Capitol Police ability to monitor, capture and retrieve video surveillance of the state facility to protect its occupants.
 
Chapel Center
Dover Air Force Base
Dover, DE
$7,500,000 to construct a new chapel center at Dover AFB to meet diverse worship, fellowship and counseling needs. The current Dover AFB chapel center is undersized and structurally substandard. In addition, a chapel is needed in proximity of dormitory residents because many Airmen do not own transportation and the other base chapel is 20 minutes from the main base by foot. Airmen who work at the Port Mortuary would also utilize the new facility. An improvised chapel is currently being used to host families who come to the base to receive our fallen heroes.
 
Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System
NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
410 Severn Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403
$500,000 for use by NOAA to purchase, deploy and operate a buoy and sensors on the Nanticoke River in Delaware, which is the largest Chesapeake Bay tributary on the Delmarva Peninsula, and is identified by NOAA as a priority location for the Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System (CBIBS). The purpose of this project is to provide real-time data and interpretation to further protect, restore and manage the Chesapeake Bay.
 
Composite Applied Research and Technology for FCS and Tactical Vehicle Survivability
University of Delaware
Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
$3,200,000 for continued research at the University of Delaware to allow the Army's Composites Applied Research and Technology Center to successfully insert more durable, modular, lighter and protective composite armor and structures into its tactical vehicle fleets more quickly and affordably. Current combat and tactical vehicles use steel and aluminum for structure and armor, which limits tactical mobility because of the weight, and wears out vehicles before their normal service life ends. Capitalizing on technology advances and facilitating the quick transition of new and better composite armor and material technologies into Army tactical vehicles helps meet the critical needs to protect soldiers and provide them with the best equipment to carry out their missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
Consolidated Communications Facility
Dover Air Force Base
Dover, DE
$12,100,000 to construct a consolidated communications facility at Dover AFB. Currently, there is no comprehensive, integrated communications system because communication functions are scattered. Consolidating these functions into one facility will improve efficiency by approximately 25 percent. Consolidation and demolition of the old facilities will result in approximately $17,000 in annual energy savings.
 
Cybersecurity in Tactical Environments
University of Delaware
Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
$800,000 to develop methods to detect vulnerabilities and intrusions in the Army's battlefield networks. The Army uses mobile computer networks for soldiers to communicate with each other, and to operate advanced networked devices such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, robots, sensors and weapons systems. The security and availability of this network is critical to combat operations. Gaining the ability to discover vulnerabilities in battlefield networks is essential in safeguarding military intelligence, communication systems and protecting our troops on the ground.
 
Delaware Bay Coastline, Roosevelt Inlet to Lewes Beach, DE
Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District        
The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
$331,000 for monitoring 1,400 feet of beach as part of an ongoing flood and storm damage reduction project.
 
Delaware Children's Museum, DE
The Delaware Children's Museum, Inc.
110 South Poplar Street, Suite 103
Wilmington, DE 19801
$194,800 to renovate an existing building and construct exhibits in a museum that would provide Delaware's first children's museum with hands-on learning for children, with an emphasis on technology and environmental stewardship. This project would support the development of children as scientific thinkers, and also help to revitalize the surrounding community.
 
Delaware Coast, Cape Henlopen to Fenwick, Island, Bethany Beach to South Bethany, DE
Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District
The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
$969,000 for the necessary sand replenishment of the Bethany Beach/South Bethany project area in Sussex County, Del., to reduce flood and coastal storm damage.
 
Delaware Coast, Cape Henlopen to Fenwick, Island, Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach, DE
Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District        
The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
$969,000 for the necessary sand replenishment of Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach in Sussex County, Del. The purpose of the project is to reduce flood and coastal storm damage.
 
Delaware Coast Protection, DE
Army Corps of Engineers                 
The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
$368,000 for completion of Limited Reevaluation Report and execution of Project Partnership Agreement for initial construction of berms and dunes along 14,600 feet of beach. This will allow a coastal protection plan to move forward.
 
Delaware Department of Education, Dover, DE for a school leadership initiative
Department of Education
401 Federal Street, Suite 2
Dover, DE 19901
$250,000 for the training, mentoring and coaching of superintendents, principals and other leaders within the Vision 2015 Network to maximize student achievement.
 
Delaware Department of Technology and Information, Dover, DE to improve Internet access to Delaware schools, including the purchase of equipment
Department of Technology and Information
801 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
$100,000 to purchase equipment and devices needed to upgrade computing operations in nearly 200 public schools throughout Delaware.
 
Delaware Estuary Salinity Study
Army Corps of Engineers                 
The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
$200,000 to assess salinity impacts on oysters and other environmental resources.
 
Delaware National Guard Counterdrug Task Force
Delaware National Guard
First Regiment Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19808
$300,000 to support the Delaware National Counterdrug Task Force in its efforts to sustain operations and support to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies across Delaware. An increase in funding will permit the task force to meet the requests for support from the FBI, the Delaware State Police and local police departments. An increase would also enable the task force to expand its Drug Education Program to meet the high demand from middle schools across the state.
 
Delaware River Enhanced Flood Warning System
Delaware River Basin Commission
125 State Police Drive
Trenton, NJ  08628
$200,000 for enhancements of the Delaware River Basin's flood warning system, including: (1) upgrades to the existing precipitation and stream gage network, (2) improvement of flash flood forecasting capabilities, (3) flood warning education and outreach, and (4) support of flood coordination. Following three Delaware River main stem floods, the continued development of an enhanced basin-wide flood warning system is critical to ensuring the existing flood warning system is adequately maintained and that technological advancements are continued.
                                                         
Delaware State University, Dover, DE, for facilities and equipment related to public health training
Delaware State University
1200 North Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
$100,000 to establish a master's program in Public Health and incorporate new technologies into the program.
 
East Side Community Learning Center Foundation, Wilmington, DE, to support supplemental education and enrichment programs for high-need students
EastSide Community Learning Center Foundation
3000 N. Claymont Street
Wilmington, DE 19806
$100,000 for supplemental educational and enrichment programs at East Side Charter School to ensure students succeed in school, work and society.
 
FAME, Inc., Wilmington, DE, to prepare minority students for college and encourage them to pursue careers in science, engineering, and math
FAME, Inc.
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 409
Wilmington, DE 19801
$125,000 to help prepare minority students for college, focusing on science, technology, engineering, mathematics and business education.
 
First Steps Primeros Pasos, Georgetown, DE
First Steps Primeros Pasos
P.O. Box 1003
Georgetown, DE 19947
$194,800 for the construction and program start-up costs for a bilingual early care and education facility designed to help the children of non English-speaking families develop the language and social skills needed to succeed when they reach kindergarten. The new facility will be licensed to serve 60 children when opened, while the design and zoning will support expansion to 100 children.
 
Food Bank of Delaware, Newark, DE
14 Garfield Way
Newark, DE 19713
$194,800 to expand a commercial kitchen, a volunteer room, a Culinary Arts Training Facility, a retail area and office space that will allow the Delaware Food bank to meet a growing demand for services in Kent and Sussex counties. In addition to providing free and reduced cost meals, the expansion will give the unemployed, underemployed and those with troubled backgrounds the opportunity to receive quality training in the service industry to help foster additional economic growth in the area.
 
Functional Family Therapy for At-Risk Youth (DE Girls Wraparound)
Children and Families First Delaware
2005 Baynard Blvd.
Wilmington, DE 19802
$350,000 for supplies and salaries needed to provide intensive community-based counseling and case management to youth ages 10-18 and their families in all three counties in Delaware. The purpose of the project is to improve family relationships, increase parent engagement, improve school attendance, and reduce involvement in the juvenile justice system and recidivism so that youth succeed.
 
Harbor of Refuge, Lewes, DE
Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District        
The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
$100,000 to repair and re-enforce the federally owned offshore Harbor of Refuge breakwater that has been badly damaged and weakened by storms. The purpose of the project is to restore the federally-owned historic breakwater, which is disintegrating, and to preserve the lighthouse, providing storm protection for marine interests and erosion protection for the Lewes/Cape Henlopen area shoreline.
 
Improved Thermal Resistant Nylon for Enhanced Durability and Thermal Protection in Combat Uniforms
INVISTA S.a.r.l.
2801 Centerville Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19808
$3,200,000 to increase the safety and protection of soldiers' uniforms with improved flame resistant, durable, lower cost materials to protect against Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDs). Fiber research has yielded promising results in creating an improved thermal resistant nylon capable of protecting U.S. soldiers from the unique burn threats of IEDs. Development of these nylon fabrics is projected to save the Army $36-43 million per year in outfitting the deployed force.
 
In-Car Camera System for Delaware State Policy Patrol Cars
Delaware State Police
1441 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19903
$1,500,000 to purchase 350 digital in-car cameras for patrol fleet and centralized digital storage devices. The purpose of this project is to provide valuable evidentiary information in both criminal and civil processes.
 
Indian River Inlet Bridge
Delaware Department of Transportation
800 Bay Road
Dover, DE 19903
$779,200 to construct a new bridge along State Route 1 over the Indian River Inlet. The replacement bridge will alleviate the safety risk caused by the present scour conditions at the foundations. The new structure will completely span the inlet with all foundation members constructed on dry land. The proposed alignment will be west of the existing bridge at a critical evacuation route in the event of natural disasters.
 
Jobs for Delaware Graduates, Expand Available Services
Jobs for Delaware's Graduates, Inc.
381 W. North Street
Dover, DE 19904
$1,000,000 to expand Jobs for Delaware Graduates (JDG) programs to 1,320 additional "at-risk" students in Middle School and High School for the purpose of increasing school graduation rates.
 
Joint Services Aircrew Mask Don/Doff Inflight Upgrade
ILC Dover LP
One Moonwalker Road
Frederica, DE 19946-2080
$2,400,000 to allow flight crews to wear a Joint Services Aircrew Mask that can be put on and removed during flight. The current aircrew mask made by ILC Dover provides chemical and biological protection for aircrew with fully sealed hood that fits over the wearer's head and is sealed at the neck. Unfortunately, the current hood cannot be removed during flight, thus producing a physiological, and to some extent, psychological burden when worn for extended periods. Providing a don/doff capability to military aircrews will greatly enhance the mission capability while minimizing performance degradation in chemical or biological contaminated scenarios.
 
Mentoring Initiatives for At-Risk Children and Youth
Delaware Mentoring Council
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716
$750,000 to create stable mentoring programs in at least four school districts and ten schools throughout Delaware, with at least five schools in the city of Wilmington. The purpose of the project is to provide stability in the lives of at-risk youth, those living in poverty, and those facing substance abuse in their family, incarcerated parents or even homelessness.
 
Millimeter Wave Imaging
University of Delaware
Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
$1,360,000 to augment and accelerate the development of small, inexpensive millimeter wave (mmW) imaging systems for brownout conditions as they relate to helicopter operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Traditional imaging systems suffer from poor performance in harsh environments, such as fog, mist, blowing sand, smoke and dust. Traditional imaging systems also are incapable of seeing through obscurants, such as clothing, luggage, packaging, and walls. Images utilizing mmW can penetrate deeper into these obscurants and in some cases propagate completely through them. Creating a stable, light-weight imaging system that is impervious to weather conditions will help the military gain considerable tactical advantages and enhanced safety.
 
Ministry of Caring, Wilmington, DE
506 N. Church Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
$194,800 to renovate the Josephine Bakhita House to serve as residence for young adults committed to giving back to the community through one or two years of volunteer service. The volunteers serve poor and homeless men, women and children who receive direct services through housing, child care, job placement, dental and medical care and outreach services. This project not only promotes volunteerism, but will also assist the needy in Delaware.
 
Nanticoke Senior Center, Seaford, DE for facilities and equipment
Nanticoke Senior Center   
301 N. Virginia Avenue
Seaford, DE  19973
$100,000 to provide a new approach to serving older adults through the expansion of services. Funding will be used to construct a new, 11,053-square foot Senior Services Center in the heart of Seaford, Delaware.
 
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE for facilities and equipment
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
1600 Rockland Road
Wilmington, DE  19899
$350,000 for capital improvements by Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to upgrade and expand the only children's hospital in Delaware, which also serves children from all over the world, and strengthen its ability to continue providing outstanding patient care.
 
New Castle County Courthouse Capitol Police Command Center and Lobby Surveillance Project
Delaware Capitol Police
150 William Penn Street
Dover, DE 19901
$130,000 to upgrade surveillance and purchase a system to coordinate dispatch operations within the Capitol Police Command Center of the New Castle County Courthouse to protect the one million people per year who pass through the courthouse.
 
New Castle County for Turkey Run Interceptor Improvements
New Castle County
87 Reads Way
New Castle, DE  19720
$300,000 to make capital improvements to the Turkey Run Interceptor sewer project. Funding will help accelerate the schedule of this critical project to provide protection for public health and the environment from problems caused by this failing sanitary sewer interceptor.
 
NIDS Handheld Common Identifier for Biological Agents
ANP Technologies, Inc.
824 Interchange Blvd.
Newark, DE 19711
$2,400,000 to develop nucleic acid-based assays for the detection of a variety of biological warfare, agent-related bacteria and viruses using the Nano-Intelligent Detection System (NIDS), a handheld biological agent detector developed by ANP Technologies in Newark, Del. Lighter and less expensive than the single-agent, handheld assay now used by the Department of Defense, this handheld agent detector can also detect 10 biothreat targets simultaneously. Providing a detection system that is light, rapid, reliable and easy-to-use, and one that can detect multiple threats, enhances the military's ability to protect its soldiers on the battlefield and the American people in the homeland in case of biological warfare agent attacks.
 
Pennsylvania Avenue Improvement, Bethany Beach, DE
Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District        
The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Authorization to conduct a study on flooding in Bethany Beach, Del., and eventually address long-term flooding on major roads in this coastal town.
 
Phoenix Quad-Band Satellite Receiver for the Delaware National Guard
Delaware National Guard
First Regiment Road
Wilmington, DE 19805
$3,200,000 to allow the Delaware National Guard to acquire two AN/TSC-156 Phoenix Tactical Super High Frequency Satellite Terminals for the Delaware Army National Guard's 261st Signal Brigade. Missions in support of the combat operations require satellite communications to support operations in hostile areas in mountainous terrain. The Delaware National Guard's 261st Signal Brigade must perform such combat missions, as well as domestic missions in support of homeland security, and the Phoenix Quad-Band Satellite Receiver will enable it to perform beyond line-of-sight communications at high data rates using commercial and military satellite constellations, classified and unclassified.
 
Police Weapons Range Improvements
Wilmington Department of Police
300 N. Walnut Street
Wilmington, DE 19801-3973
$400,000 for mandatory improvements to the weapons range due to safety and environmental concerns so that it can continue to be utilized for firearms training by multiple local, state and federal agencies.
 
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
11978 Turkle Pond Rd.
Milton, DE 19968
Support the President's FY2010 budget request of $1,000,000 in U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service land acquisition fund for the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Milton, Del. The funding would be used by the Fish and Wildlife Service to acquire a 108-acre tract adjacent to the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. This project would protect a mix of wetlands and upland habitats, and provide excellent endangered Delmarva fox squirrel habitat. The tract also provides important access for the Refuge for both recreation and management uses into an area of the Refuge currently lacking access.
 
Red Clay Creek, Christina River Watershed, DE
Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District
The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
$237,000 to continue the Christina River Watershed feasibility study and continue investigation of flood damage reduction, ecosystem restoration and water quality control strategies.
 
Remediation and Reuse of Reclaimed Port Land
Diamond State Port Corporation
1 Hausel Road
Wilmington, DE 19801
$730,500 to remediate five acres of contaminated land at the Port of Wilmington, Del. This project will expand the Port's cargo handling capacity by 15 percent The land is currently unavailable for cargo operations as a result of unstable substrate conditions. The project includes the excavation and removal of decaying organic material and other debris left by previous industrial activity.
 
Rodel Foundation of Delaware, Wilmington, DE for the Delaware Parent Leadership Institute
Rodel Foundation of Delaware
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 704
Wilmington, DE 19801
$150,000 to expand leadership training for parents of Delaware public school students on how to effectively advocate for their children's education and to partner effectively with their children's schools.
 
Special Operations Forces Modular Glove System
WL Gore & Associates
555 Paper Mill Road
Newark, DE 19711
$4,780,000 to accelerate the development of a five-piece Modular Glove System for Special Operations Forces (SOF) that provides the warfighter the necessary protection across a wide range of climactic conditions. Developed to be compatible with the SOF's Protective Combat Uniform designed for frigid conditions, this SOF Modular Glove System provides cold weather protection to -50 degrees, as well as provides waterproof protection in wet conditions. The requested funding will enhance the readiness of SOF forces by providing them the Modular Glove System sooner than planned, thereby contributing to their effectiveness in the field.
 
St. Francis Hospital Foundation, Wilmington, DE for facilities and equipment
St. Francis Hospital Foundation
701 North Clayton Street
Wilmington, DE  19805
$175,000 to make urgently needed capital infrastructure improvements to St. Francis Hospital, which provides continued care to the community's uninsured.
 
Survival Equipment for Delaware State Police
Delaware State Police
1441 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 19903
$125,000 to purchase equipment (30 shotguns, 30 handguns and 150 protective vests) to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the officers providing law enforcement and the citizens they protect.
 
Sussex County Council for Johnson’s Corner Wastewater Improvement Project                                                                                                                                                             
Sussex County Council
2 The Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947
$300,000 to construct wastewater collection and transmission facilities to serve the Johnson's Corner Sanitary Sewer District, located near the Assawoman Bay in Sussex County, Del., which is one of Delaware's inland bays. The purpose of the project is to eliminate failing septic systems and extend wastewater service to more than 400 residences, and reduce harmful nutrients from entering the Bay.
 
Turnpike Improvement Project: SR-1 & I-95
Delaware Department of Transportation
800 Bay Road
Dover, DE 19903
$2,018,000 to improve the safety and efficiency of two major routes along the Northeast Corridor. It consists of three phases designed to improve the movement and safety of interstate, regional and local traffic through this heavily traveled intersection. The three phases include: a redesign of the I-95/SR-1 interchange, adding a fifth lane to I-95, and reconfiguring the I-95 toll plaza in Newark, DE, to incorporate Highway Speed E-Z Pass toll lanes. This project is anticipated to reduce traffic congestion and improve overall safety.
 
University of Delaware, Newark, DE for the Delaware Small Business and Technology Development Center
University of Delaware
Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
$350,000 to expand the technology and science-based capabilities of the Center to further help grow and recruit small and local businesses. This project will spur economic development in Delaware.
 
University of Delaware Energy Institute
University of Delaware
Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE, 19716
$500,000 for equipment, fellowships and outreach for University of Delaware's Energy Institute. The purpose of the project is to expand and accelerate the deployment, demonstration and adoption of alternative energy sources and technologies that are more secure, abundant, and sustainable to help meet the nation's energy challenges.
 
Vectored Thrust Ducted Compound Helicopter
Piasecki Aircraft Corporation
2nd Street West
Essington, PA 19029
$5,000,000 to conduct continued modifications and flight testing demonstrations at New Castle County Airport on the X-49A Vectored Thrust Ducted Propeller Compound Helicopter technology's potential to increase rotorcraft speed, range and survivability. This project will help meet the Army's need for helicopters with greater speed, range, survivability, reliability and readiness, as the helicopter is one of the primary means of mobility for combat troops, and is critical in sustaining combat and humanitarian operations over large areas, and rapidly recovering and treating combat casualties.
 
Wesley College, Dover, DE, for renovation and equipping of the nursing school
Wesley College           
120 North State Street
Dover, DE 19901
$200,000 to construct a 22,000-square-foot nursing facility or renovate an existing building to enable Wesley College to increase the number of qualified nursing graduates and help address the national, regional and statewide shortage of nurses.
 
White Clay Creek
Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District
The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
$200,000 to continue studying flood damage, local dam damage and altered channel segments in and around the White Clay Creek, a National Wild and Scenic River. This will allow for the preparation of a plan to address flooding and storm damage on this river.
 
Wilmington Harbor, Delaware
Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District        
The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
$1,445,000 to increase capacity and manage disposal areas for Wilmington Harbor, including management and capacity restoration of federal disposal areas and chemical and sediment testing within those areas.
 
Wilmington to Newark Commuter Rail Improvement Program
Delaware Department of Transportation
800 Bay Road
Dover, DE 19903
$3,000,000 to install a third commuter rail track, build a new Newark Rail Station and purchase four commuter rail cars. This program expands capacity to allow expansion of commuter rail services and increase reliability of intercity and commuter rail services. It will also assist in significantly reducing traffic congestion along the Northeast corridor. This project will alleviate conflicts between passenger and freight rail in the area and facilitate future downstate rail initiatives.
 
Wind Turbine Infrastructure for Green Energy and Research on Wind Power in Delaware
University of Delaware
Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE, 19716
$1,000,000 for the purchase and installation of a wind turbine to be used shore-side at the University of Delaware's Lewes Campus. The purpose of this project is to help inform decisions about the viability and delivery of offshore renewable wind energy. The project will improve learning and demonstration opportunities arising from the nation's first offshore wind farm being built nearby.
 
World Trade Center Institute Delaware, for the export assistance webinar series for business education, Wilmington, DE
World Trade Center Institute of Delaware
702 West Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
$50,000 to enable the Institute to create live web-streaming and offline webinars of its international business seminars, making the seminars accessible remotely to small businesses for which it would be difficult to attend in person. These webinars will help participants expand business opportunities overseas, reducing our nation's trade deficit and boosting our economy.
 
X-49A Envelope Expansion Modifications
Piasecki Aircraft Corporation
2nd Street West
Essington, PA 19029
$3,600,000 to conduct flight demonstrations at New Castle County Airport in Delaware on the Vectored Thrust Ducted Propeller (VTDP) Compound Helicopter technology’s potential to increase rotorcraft speed, range, and survivability. These funds will cover the cost of design, fabrication, assembly, instrumentation and check out of propulsion and control system modifications that will enable flight beyond the current operating limits of the baseline conventional helicopter. Many current US combat and humanitarian operations require rotorcraft capabilities well beyond those of existing fleet helicopters.
  
 
 
 
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FY2011 DOD Authorizations Requests
ANP Technologies, NIDS Handheld Common Identifier for Biological Agents
ANP Technologies, Inc.
824 Interchange Blvd.
Newark, DE 19711
 
$4,000,000 for research, development, testing, and evaluation to develop a multiplexed handheld device for detection of a variety of biological warfare agent related bacteria and viruses. According to the Report of the Commission on the Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation and Terrorism (released in December 2008), a biological attack is more likely to be used by terrorists than any other weapons of mass destruction in the near future. The proposed handheld common identifier for biological agents will allow war fighters to perform rapid, on-site biological agent tests during threat situations.
 
 
Civil Air Patrol, Operations
Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters
Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
 
$4,500,000 above the President’s request to allow Civil Air Patrol to continue at current levels of operations across the country. The Civil Air Patrol is congressionally chartered to carry out the non-combative missions of the U.S. Air Force in the United States through inland search and rescue, disaster relief, counter-drug missions, homeland security, aerospace education, and youth development. The proposed reduction in national funds will mean every state will lose some of its search and rescue capacity and see reductions in field support, cadet programs, and training sorties and exercises.  The Delaware Wing membership includes 286 adults and 163 cadets and supports the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, County Emergency Operating Centers, the Delaware Department of Transportation, Dover Air Force Base, and other governmental agencies. Last year, the nine squadrons of the Delaware Wing flew over 1,000 state missions and provided 30,460 volunteer hours. 
 
 
DAFB, Maintenance Hangar
Dover Air Force Base
Dover, DE 19902
 
$32,000,000 to construct a single bay, full-in C-5 and C-17 aircraft maintenance hangar with phased back shops wrapped around the facility to sustain home station and en route missions at Dover AFB. Dover AFB hauls more channel cargo than the rest of Air Mobility Command's airlift bases combined. Without a new completely covered maintenance hangar, during harsh weather Dover AFB will suffer from longer maintenance turn-around times and additional maintenance labor requirements, which may impact the base's mission.
 
 
DAFB, Security Forces Complex
Dover Air Force Base
Dover, DE 19902
 
$14,000,000 to construct a Security Forces Complex that is adequately sized and properly configured to support Security Forces base protection and mobility missions. A new facility can provide adequate storage for War Readiness materials, mobility equipment, armory for storage and issue of weapons and ammunition. Currently, the Dover Security Forces Facilities are the 2nd worst in the Air Mobility Command (AMC) due to deficiency in facility space and functional needs.
 
 
DANG, C-130 Aircraft Maintenance Shops – Air National Guard Project Phase III
Delaware Air National Guard
2600 Spruance Drive
New Castle, DE 19720-1615
 
$11,600,000 to replace the Delaware Air National Guard's engine maintenance shop, aircraft generation shop, aircraft maintenance unit shop area, and the non-destructive inspection shop area. With the higher operations tempo in recent years, the Guard's C-130 aircraft have supported regional, national, and global mission requirements which include providing air transportation for airborne forces, their equipment and supplies. Specifically, the aircraft of the Delaware Air National Guard also provide intra-theater airlift of personnel, equipment and supplies for tactical aeromedical evacuation within the theater of operations, as well as other inter-theater airlift of personnel and cargo. The ability to properly maintain the aircraft is critical to continue the effective support of these operations.
 
 
DNG, Counterdrug Task Force
Delaware National Guard
First Regiment Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
 
$300,000 above the President’s request to provide counterdrug support to federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and to Community Based Organizations requesting Drug Demand Reduction Assistance. Funding will provide unique military support and resources to our police agencies which enables the police to concentrate more police resources to other priorities in their department. This funding will provide the Delaware National Guard Counterdrug Program the ability to provide a criminal analyst to the FBI Task Force and provide for continued support to the Delaware Information Analysis Center sponsored by the Delaware State Police. It will also be used to sustain and expand the 6th grade Drug Education Program to more middle schools across the State of Delaware.
 
 
Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center, STEM/Energy and Power Career (EPC) Development Initiative
Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center
2905 Southampton Road
Philadelphia, PA
 
$1,000,000 to expand National Defense Education Program (NDEP) activities focused on STEM in K-12 schools in the greater Philadelphia region, including Wilmington, Delaware. The overall goal of the NDEP at the Philadelphia Navy Yard is to increase career awareness and educational activity in grades K-12 that leads to more candidates, particularly women and minorities, for careers in Navy engineering and research. This funding will allow the Navy and the DVIRC to expand on their existing work and bring services to Wilmington, Delaware. The project will benefit the state of Delaware by bringing the knowledge and expertise of Navy scientists and engineers and businesspeople, and the programmatic and financial resources of the National Defense Education program into K-12 classrooms in Wilmington and the Wilmington area.  It will also connect the school district and its students and teachers to the multiple Power and Energy-related research, development, and educational initiatives taking place at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.
 
 
Fraunhofer, Army Plant Vaccine Development Program
Fraunhofer USA Center for Molecular Biotechnology
9 Innovation Way, Suite 200
Newark, DE 19711
 
$5,000,000 for research, development, testing, and evaluation to deliver a combined multivalent one-shot vaccine to protect the U.S. Armed Forces and civilian communities against plague and anthrax.  This quick response ability can assist communities around the world with mass therapeutic treatment or for mass vaccination in the event of bioterrorist attack or natural disease outbreak such as an avian influenza.
 
 
ILC Dover, Joint Services Aircrew Mask Don/Doff Inflight Upgrade
ILC Dover LP
One Moonwalker Road
Frederica, DE 19946-2080
 
$2,000,000 for research, development, testing, and evaluation of a Joint Services Aircrew Mask, which will provide above the neck Chemical, Biological, and Anti-G protection to DoD aircrew personnel. The mask is a hood that can be put on and removed during flight that goes over the wearer’s head and seals at the neck. Providing a don/doff capability to military aircrews will greatly enhance the mission capability while minimizing performance degradation in chemical and biological contaminated scenarios.
 
 
INVISTA, Improved Thermal Resistant Nylon for Enhanced Durability and Thermal
Protection in Combat Uniforms
INVISTA S.a.r.l.
400 Woodland Road
Seaford, DE 19973
 
$3,500,000 to increase the safety and protection of U.S. soldiers with improved flame resistant, durable, and lower cost materials for the U.S. Army combat uniforms. These improvements will meet an urgent need due to the threat of Improvised Explosives Devices (IED). This project will fund and accelerate research, development, testing, and evaluation for nylon fiber development, fiber formulation, fabric scale up and performance blend specification for U.S. Army combat uniforms.  
 
 
M Cubed Technologies, Technology for Lightweight Personnel Armor
M Cubed Technologies
1 Tralee Industrial Park
Newark, DE 19711
 
$2,000,000 for research, development, testing, and evaluation to develop lighter weight body armor for soldiers and Marines that retains the ability to protect from multiple shots. Funding will assist development of advanced ceramics with novel geometric shapes that can reduce the body armor plate weight by 10 percent with potential for further weight reduction.
 
 
Quantum Leap, Treatment Decision Support for mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI)
Quantum Leap Innovations, Inc.
3 Innovation Way, Suite 100
Newark, DE 19711
 
$3,500,000 for research, development, testing, and evaluation of a field deployable prototype composed of medically actionable, agent-based modeling, simulation and analysis environment and eye tracking goggles that enables field screening for mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). Current and future operations in Afghanistan and Iraq have resulted in considerable incidence of injuries that manifest as mTBI and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – future, as yet undefined military operations, will likely result in similar injuries. The unique capabilities developed under this program will enable medical personnel to quickly screen newly injured warfighters for mTBI and determine potential interventions that will maximize recovery and minimize future harm.
 
 
Piasecki, Vectored Thrust Ducted Propeller (VTDP) Compound Helicopter Flight Demonstration Program 
Piasecki Aircraft Corporation
2nd Street West
Essington, PA 19029
 
$4,000,000 to conduct flight demonstrations at New Castle County Airport in Delaware on the Vectored Thrust Ducted Propeller (VTDP) Compound Helicopter technology’s potential to increase rotorcraft speed, range, and survivability. Current US combat and humanitarian operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Philippines and many other remote areas require rotocraft capabilities well beyond those of existing fleet helicopters. By improving the speed, range, and survivability of the current helicopter fleet through technology insertion, there is an opportunity to address these capability gaps as part of ongoing recapitalization to the existing helicopter fleet.
 
 
Textronics, Garment-Based Physiological Monitoring Systems
Textronics, Inc.
3825 Lancaster Pike, Suite 201
Wilmington, DE 19805
 
$3,000,000 for research, development, testing, and evaluation of a new generation of wearable physiological-monitoring garments that will afford comfortable, accurate and real-time remote monitoring of a war fighter’s heart rate, respiration, activity and other physiological parameters.  The U.S. Army faces a critical need to determine real-time conditions (e.g. heart rate, respiration, activity, temperature, etc.) of the war fighter to address immediate medical attention needs and improve performance. The Army has requested such real-time physiological monitoring, which offers the capability to promptly detect and classify combat injuries and/or health problems.  
 
 
University of Delaware, Advanced Composite Maritime Manufacturing
University of Delaware
Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
 
$3,000,000 to research and develop design, engineering and manufacturing technologies for U.S. Navy ship structures based on advanced lightweight composite materials. The objective of this project is to keep Navy, SOCOM (Special Operations Command), and Coast Guard craft at the forefront of technology, and help insure superiority of the US military in the water over current and future adversaries. The application of these materials and technologies will provide ship structures that are optimally engineered, and manufactured using state-of-the-art methods to provide the highest performance at the lowest cost.
 
 
University of Delaware, Center for Advanced Magnetics
University of Delaware
Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
 
$500,000 to establish a Center for Advanced Magnetics that would be the first in the United States and play the role of national center of excellence in the synthesis, characterization and testing of permanent magnets which are critical for our defense. The Center will promote, conduct and facilitate collaborative research and development on permanent magnets among the very few existing groups at universities, industrial institutions and government labs with the aim to resurrect and revive U.S. research and industry on permanent magnets and decrease our dependence on China which now has the monopoly in these strategic materials. Better permanent magnets support smaller, lighter, faster defense systems by increasing power density and reducing weight and size of not only the magnets but also leverage size reductions in surrounding components and enhancing affordability.
 
 
University of Delaware, Composite Applied Research and Technology for Tactical Vehicle Survivability
University of Delaware
Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
 
$4,500,000 to rapidly advance the Technology Readiness Level of existing and promising new ultra-lightweight composites structures and armor for combat and light, medium and heavy tactical vehicle applications. Using heavy materials such as steel and aluminum will continue to result in vehicles that are too heavy to transport and will overload vehicles - which reduces life, increases maintenance costs and requires more frequent vehicle replacement. The project is addressing the critical needs of the US Army to protect our soldiers and provide them with the best equipment to carry out their missions.  Lightweight composite vehicle structures and armor increase mobility and mission payloads while increasing soldier protection against direct fire, improvised explosive devices and explosively formed penetrators.
 
 
University of Delaware, Cybersecurity in Tactical Environments
University of Delaware
Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
 
$1,500,000 for research, development, testing and evaluation to detect vulnerabilities and intrusions in the U.S. Army’s battlefield networks. The Army uses mobile computer networks to both communicate between soldiers, and between soldiers and their weapons systems. This concept is called network centric warfare, and the security and availability of this network is critical to combat operations. Applications of the knowledge developed in this project will help protect our ground troops working in tactical battlefield environments by protecting their ability to communicate with each other and operate advanced networked devices such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, robots, sensors and weapon systems.
 
 
University of Delaware, Millimeter Wave Imaging
University of Delaware
Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
 
$1,900,000 for research, development, testing, and evaluation to develop real-time image enhancement technologies to improve the videos taken from next-generation millimeter-wave cameras. These cameras have the advantage of allowing U.S. soldiers to see in harsh conditions, including dust, fog, sand, and clouds. Millimeter wave imaging systems are able to image through smoke, fog, marine layer, blowing dust and sand, and fabric.  The technology development is supported by the Office of Naval Research with the intent to deploy systems on military helicopters landing in harsh environments such as the “brownout” conditions faced when landing in the desserts of places such as Afghanistan and Iraq.  It will also improve situational awareness of Naval vessels, particularly when close to the shore or at ports.
 
 
University of Delaware, Multifunctional Technologies Alliance
University of Delaware
Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
 
$10,000,000 to establish an Army-wide Multifunctional Materials Technologies Alliance (MTA) between the nine Army Research and Development Center’s (RDEC’s) of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) and the University of Delaware. This alliance will conduct basic and applied research in multifunctional materials, processing science, modeling, simulation, design and optimization, prototype fabrication, test and evaluation, electronics, networking and communication systems and multifunctional platform integration of interest to RDEC’s. This funding will establish a national laboratory housed in UD’s Technology Park, at the home of the recently closed Newark Chrysler Plant, to address the national security interests of our nation.
 
 
University of Delaware, Persistent Surveillance Using Unmanned Millimeter Wave Imaging Platforms
University of Delaware
Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
 
$1,600,000 for research, development, testing and evaluation of a millimeter-wave (mmW) imaging system mounted on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platform for persistent surveillance and reconnaissance. Thanks to the ability of mmWs to penetrate dust, smoke, clouds, rain, sand, and ground up to a few inches, they are ideally suited for such tasks. The U.S. Army project will be carried out in close collaboration with the Office of Naval Research. By providing all-weather, persistent imagery of theater, the project will provide immediate battle damage assessment, situation awareness, and Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance capabilities. As a result, the ability to determine the actions and intentions of U.S. adversaries will be greatly improved.
 
 
University of Delaware, Three Dimensional Virtual Environment for Medical Imaging and Surgical Simulation
University of Delaware
Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
 
$1,500,000 to support a Three Dimensional Virtual Environment for Medical Imaging and Surgical Simulation. Such an environment combines leading edge technologies in the biological sciences, modeling physics, computational rendering, haptic feedback and visual display. Three dimensional virtual environments for medical imaging and surgical simulation are critical to the training and practice of future surgeons. Ultimately, these technologies will permit future surgeons to perform simulated surgical procedures on a patient's precise anatomy, derived from high-fidelity CT or MRI scans, prior to entering the operating room. Combined with robotic surgery equipment, the developed technologies will lead to the ability to perform life-saving surgical procedures remotely, e.g., battlefield treatment. These technologies are critical to the realization of remote surgical procedures for the treatment of battlefield wounded soldiers.
 
 
W.L. Gore, Fire Resistant Environmental Ensemble (FREE)
W.L. Gore & Associates
555 Paper Mill Road
Newark, DE 19711
 
$3,500,000 to provide the Army soldier with built-in protection from flame and heat threats present in combat conditions, while remaining highly functional in a spectrum of cold and wet weather climates. The FREE system is user-adaptable for field operations in rapidly evolving combat environments and protects the soldier from head to toe. It is designed specifically for aviation and combat vehicle crewmen, and utilizes advanced textile technologies in a range of garments, from lightweight base layers to weather-protecting outerwear. Return to Top
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