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Grants to Delaware Nonprofits to Provide Services to Veterans in Eligible Regions

Grant In Aid (GIA) - Veterans


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Funding Source
Delaware General Assembly - Office of the Controller General
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Geographic Focus
USA: Delaware: Sussex, Kent, and New Castle Counties

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/01/23 11:59 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Delaware nonprofit veteran's organizations to provide services to veterans and their families. Funding is intended for applicants who offer unique programs that address unmet needs in communities. Eligible programs are those that provide contact services in Sussex, Kent, and New Castle Counties.

Veterans Grant-In-Aid (GIA) is an appropriation made by the General Assembly to Veterans organizations that provide services through a duly selected service officer to Delaware Veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States, their widows, and orphans.

Veterans organizations may also request funding to provide supplemental funding for operations expenses. The purpose of GIA funding is to provide supplemental funding to service agencies and should not be construed as a sole source of funding.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Veterans organizations may apply.

To be considered for a GIA award, an agency should meet the following criteria:
• Be an incorporated non-profit (or under the umbrella of a parent organization which is also an incorporated non-profit) and operating for two years before applying for GIA.
• Have bylaws that clearly state the purpose of the agency and include a definition of duties of the Board of Directors.
• Have an active, community-represented, volunteer Board of Directors that sets policies, goals, and objectives and maintains minutes of regularly scheduled meetings and any special meetings.
• Have programs that are unduplicated by other state-supported agencies and satisfy unmet human needs of the community.
• Have personnel policies, including job descriptions and classifications.
• Have competent executives, competent staffing, and reasonable facilities.
• Practice non-discrimination.
• Have accounting (budget) procedures.
• Have an audit completed within the past three years by a Certified Public Accountant or a Public Accountant.
• Use funds in accordance with the application.
• Demonstrate community support.
• Request funds only for a program that does not receive full funding from other sources of revenue.
• Must not request funds through a fiscal agent

Grant-in-Aid funding cannot be used for:
- Providing child daycare.
- The purchase of capital equipment.
- The relocation, rehabilitation, renovation, or purchase of buildings.
- The payment of any part of an elected official's salary or benefits.
- A political campaign or for partisan political purposes.
- The hiring of lobbyists or other lobbying services.
- Activities, programs, or services that benefit individuals that do not reside in Delaware.

Pre-Proposal Conference
Jason R. Smith, the Grant-In-Aid Coordinator, will host three virtual workshops through Zoom for organizations that wish to see a live demonstration of how to create/sign in with a My Delaware account, log into the Grants Management System, and create an application for submission. Opportunities to ask questions will also be available. To receive a Zoom meeting link, click on one of the times below that fits your schedule best to register:

- Monday, October 16th, at 10:30 a.m.:

- Wednesday, November 1st, at 2:30 p.m.:

- Friday, November 17th, at 10:30 a.m.:

There is no requirement for new applicants to attend.

Pre-Application Information
The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, December 1, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

The Grants Management System requires a "" account for access.

Organizations that receive or wish to receive GIA funding must maintain a supplier profile at the State of Delaware’s eSupplier Portal.

Each Grant-in-Aid category is assigned a team of legislators from the Joint Finance Committee. The teams review the applications assigned to that group and make funding recommendations to the full Committee. Decisions regarding Grant-in-Aid are made by the Joint Finance Committee in late June. Historically, the Grant-in-Aid bill is the final appropriations bill enacted by the legislature on June 30th.

Notification of Joint Finance Committee meetings to discuss Grant-in-Aid are posted on the internet and provided to the media. Meetings are open to the public. Please check the Joint Finance Committee Public Hearing page to view the schedule:

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Contact Information
Apply online:

Please contact the analyst below with any questions you may have while completing your application:
Jason R. Smith

For technical assistance related to My Delaware login issues, please call the Legislative Information Systems (LIS) Helpdesk at (302) 744-4260 or by email at

If you encounter issues within the Grants Management System, call the Office of the Controller General at (302) 744-4200 or by email at

Office of the Controller General
Delaware General Assembly
411 Legislative Avenue
Dover, Delaware 19901
(302) 744-4200

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