STATE OF DELAWARE
EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER TWENTY
TO: Office of the Governor
SUBJECT: Redesignation of State Agency to Receive additional Federal Grants under Public Law 88-156, entitled "Maternal and Child Health and Mental Retardation Planning Amendments of 1963."
WHEREAS, Public Law 88-156, entitled "Maternal and Child Health and Mental Retardation Planning Amendments of 1963," provides for Federal Grants to provide for the planning of comprehensive State and Community action to combat mental retardation; and
WHEREAS, the said Public Law 88-156 requires that a State agency be designated to cooperate with the United States Government in this program; and
WHEREAS, by Executive Order Number Thirty-six, dated March 5, 1964, the Delaware Commission on Children and Youth was appointed as the existing Delaware agency to participate under the provision of Public Law 88-156; and
WHEREAS, the Mental Retardation Planning Committee recommended in its report and study of December 31, 1965, that an Inter-agency Mental Retardation Coordinating Committee be established under the Office of the Governor to implement said request; and
WHEREAS, it has become necessary in order to further implement and carry out the purposes of the Federal grant program under Public Law 88-156 to establish a new, single, State agency in light of the Mental Retardation Planning Committee report of December 31, 1965; and
WHEREAS, the Office of the Governor has the authority to receive and spend public funds; and
WHEREAS, the Honorable Charles L. Terry, Jr., Governor of the State of Delaware, Dover, Delaware, is the official in charge of the Office of the Governor and is authorized to act for said Office;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Charles L. Terry, Jr., by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of Delaware, hereby revoke and rescind Executive Order Number Thirty-six, dated March 5, 1964, and hereby appoint the Office of the Governor to be the Delaware agency and Department participating under the provisions set forth in the United States of America enacted Public Law 88-156 "Maternal and Child Health and Mental Retardation Planning Amendments of 1963". This State agency and Department shall cooperate and coordinate with the Federal Department of Health, Education and Welfare officials in effectuating, developing, and implementing a Mental Retardation Comprehensive Planning Continuation and Implementation Project within the State of Delaware.
APPROVED this 15th day of April, 1966.
CHARLES L. TERRY, JR. By the Governor
Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State