DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware legislative budget writers have approved $44.7 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, community groups and volunteer fire companies.
The spending plan approved by the Joint Finance Committee on Wednesday is $1.7 million higher than the $43 million recommended by Gov. Jack Markell in January.
The grants bill is the third and smallest budget bill that lawmakers pass each year, along with the operating budget and a capital budget for roads and construction projects.