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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Carl Kanefsky, Communications Director
(302) 540-4979, Pager

Date: April 15, 2010


Assistance still available.

The Division of Public Health's (DPH) public meeting on cemetery registration and the Distressed Cemetery Fund that was scheduled for April 30 has been postponed until fall. However, funds are still available to individuals, groups and/or owners who maintain and preserve cemeteries.

Anyone interested in applying for assistance through the Distressed Cemetery Fund must register the cemetery by submitting the application available at
To request funds, call the Delaware Health Statistics Center at 744-4541. Funding amounts range from $1,000 to $2,000.

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.