Strategic Fund Capital Expenditure

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NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - A state panel is meeting to decide whether to provide millions of taxpayer dollars to the DuPont Co.

DuPont, which announced in December that it is merging with Dow Chemical, is requesting up to $9.6 million over five years from the state's Strategic Fund.

The request to be considered Monday by the Council on Development Finance includes $6 million in matching funds to reimburse DuPont for 3 percent of capital expenditures up to $200 million.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Poultry processing company Mountaire Farms of Delaware is seeking more than $200,000 in taxpayer grants to expand its business.

Mountaire is asking for a state Strategic Fund Performance grant of up to $87,759 and a state Strategic Fund Capital Expenditure grant of up to $129,000.

The company plans to use the funds to expand its processing plant in Millsboro.

Mountaire's request for state funds was one of several to be considered by the Delaware Council on Development Finance at its meeting Monday in Dover.