497 1 dgcoreplusbondfund_497.htm TRANSMITTAL LETTER

Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young, LLP
2005 Market Street, Suite 2600
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Telephone: (215) 564-8000

December 21, 2012


Filing Desk
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20549

      RE:       Delaware Group Government Fund (the “Registrant”)
File Nos. 811-04304; 002-97889
Rule 497(e) filing  

Dear Sir or Madam:

     Pursuant to Rule 497(e) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the “1933 Act”) submitted electronically via the EDGAR system, please find enclosed certain risk/return summary information in an interactive data format using the eXtensible Business Reporting Language (the “XBRL exhibits”). The XBRL exhibits reflect the Item 4 risk/return summary disclosure that was included in the supplement relating to the prospectus dated November 28, 2012, for Delaware Core Plus Bond Fund, a series of the Registrant, that was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission via the EDGAR system on November 30, 2012 (Accession No. 0001206774-12-004732) pursuant to Rule 497(e) under the 1933 Act.

     If you have any questions or comments regarding this filing, please call me at (215) 564-8099.

Very truly yours,
/s/ Jonathan M. Kopcsik  
Jonathan M. Kopcsik

cc:       Deidre A. Downes
Bruce G. Leto