CARES Act Construction Cost Overrun program

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic affected activities worldwide, among which the supply chain disruptions are significant. To mitigate the direct and second-order impacts of the pandemic, New Castle County created a Construction Cost Overrun Fund designed to assist County contractors facing increasing costs for construction materials.

The fund will provide adjustment reimbursements for construction materials purchased for New Castle County Public Works Building Construction Contracts from January 1, 2021 through August 31, 2021. Contractors who have a contract with New Castle County resulting from a formal procurement can apply for assistance from the fund.

Applications and support documents must be submitted via email to  

Applications will be accepted through October 31, 2021.

If you need assistance with the application, please email  

How to Apply:

Download and complete the two forms linked below. Submit Application and Workbook to by October 31, 2021. 

1. Construction Cost Overrun Application (complete as a fillable PDF or print, complete and scan it)

2. Construction Cost Overrun Workbook (excel file)

If you need assistance with the application, please email