Administration

Overview

The Kent County Department of Administration oversees several key offices: the County Administrator's Office, Economic Development Office, Information Technology Office, Human Resources Office, and Facilities Management Division. These offices support the seven elected Levy Court Commissioners, along with other County departments and elected offices, managing all functions related to employees and infrastructure.

Heading the Department is the County Administrator, the primary appointed officer, responsible for advising Commissioners on county-wide matters and overseeing day-to-day government operations. The Assistant County Administrator supervises department managers, and directly oversees Information Technology, Economic Development, Human Resources, and Facilities Management, coordinating all departmental activities on behalf of the Levy Court and County Administrator. Additionally, the Department of Administration ensures the security and upkeep of all County buildings.

Human Resources

The Human Resources Office plays a pivotal role in managing human resources across six County departments and four elective row offices. It oversees employee recruitment, payroll, benefits administration, risk management, training, and records management. Additionally, the office handles labor relations, pension administration, employee recognition, performance appraisals, policy development, safety programs, and employee communications.

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Public Information

The Kent County Public Information Officer (PIO) manages public records requests under Delaware's FOIA, handles media inquiries and constituent questions, and releases press statements. As the County's spokesperson, the PIO oversees public relations campaigns, supports County programs, and collaborates with departments and Commissioners to communicate civic engagements effectively.

News

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Information Technology

The Kent County Information Technology Office oversees all computing activities for Kent County Levy Court initiatives. Its mission is to analyze and meet the County's information management needs by recommending and implementing projects that promise a positive return on investment. The office also manages various technology projects for the County and maintains its five Local Area Networks (LANs).

Economic Development

The Kent County Economic Development & Business Assistance Office is provided by the Kent Economic Partnership (KEP) which is a public private partnership whose mission is to attract new businesses to the area with a focus on business retention and expansion. The Partnership puts particular emphasis on targeted industries such as Manufacturing, Distribution, Agriculture and Health Care. The KEP offers a variety of services and programs for businesses.

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Grants

Kent County Levy Court provides the Community Grant program yearly. The grant funds assist awardees with resources supporting programs, or purchases, that benefit Kent County residents. Each fiscal year we have many applicants. In order to be considered for this grant program, please fill out the online application below. Applications received by Kent County must be signed by an authorized applicant representative. Levy Court will receive a copy of the application for their consideration for funding if it is a reasonable, realistic request within budgetary constraints. Applications can be submitted in paper form or emailed. Direct all inquiries, questions and application submissions to the Administration Office; Admin@kentcountyde.gov.   

County Policy 30, Community Projects Contribution Fund, and County Policy 22, Community Service Grants outline grant requirements.

*Community Grant Applications are not being accepted at this time. Please check back soon.

Questions? Contact 302-744-2300.

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