Delaware Opportunities

Welcome to Delaware Opportunities

Delaware Opportunities offers a host of programs and services that respond to the needs of the citizens of Delaware County, New York. Our programs and services are annually assessed and considered in light of the following:

  • Remove obstacles and solve problems that block the achievement of self-sufficiency
  • Secure and retain meaningful employment
  • Attain an adequate education
  • Make better use of available income
  • Obtain emergency and other assistance
  • Achieve greater participation in the affairs of the community
  • Youth development
  • Coordination and effective use of other programs
  • Counteract conditions of starvation and malnutrition

Programs & Services

Recent News

Recruiting Contractors!

The Delaware Opportunities Inc., Housing Office is seeking professional contractors to bid on housing rehabilitation work under HOME, Access to Home for Medicaid, CDBG and AHC grants. Through these various programs, assistance is provided to low-income homeowners in making repairs to their residence. The grant programs are ongoing and many projects are soliciting for immediate bids with more to come in the near future.

For information on how to become a participating contractor please contact Wayne Jones at 607-746-1650 or

The John Murray Eberhard Award

Now accepting award nominations!

The United Way of Delaware and Otsego Counties is seeking nominations for the 2019 John Murray Eberhard Award. This award recognizes a community leader who has had a significant impact on enhancing the quality of life and empowering the people of Delaware County.

Mail or email your nominations to:
United Way of Delaware and Otsego Counties, 31 Maple Street, Oneonta, NY 13820,

Volunteer Drivers Needed

Delaware Opportunities is recruiting volunteers to assist with the delivery of meals from six senior dining centers to homebound elderly. Reimbursement for privately owned vehicles at 54 cents per mile is available. Ideally, a club or civic group is needed ...

Upcoming Events