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Grant In Aid (GIA)

Grants to Delaware Nonprofits for Culture, Health,
Human Services, Substance Abuse, and Community Needs

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Funding Source:

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Delaware General Assembly - Office of the Controller General

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

03/01/19 4:30 PM - Deadline for General and Veterans Application; 03/01/19 - Deadline for Senior Center Application


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Grants to Delaware nonprofits that provide a broad range of services to state residents. Services include organizational programming and operations. This grant is intended to provide supplemental funding to service agencies and should not be construed as a sole source of funding. This program provides funds to service organizations working in the following fields:

- Aging / Senior Centers / Fire Companies / Veterans
- Arts / Historical / Cultural / Tourism
- Health / Disabled and Labor
- Family and Youth Services
- Alcohol / Drug Abuse
- Neighborhood and Community Services

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174319

Term of Contract:

Fiscal Year - Your budget request from the State of Delaware is for the period of July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant-in-Aid is an appropriation made by the General Assembly to support the activities of nonprofit organizations which provide services to the citizens of Delaware.

To qualify for Grant-in-Aid, an agency must:

- Be an incorporated, nonprofit (or under umbrella of parent organization which is an incorporated, nonprofit) for at least two years prior applying;
- Be incorporated and in operation for at least two years prior to July 1, 2018;
- Have By-laws that clearly state the purpose of the corporation and include definition of duties for Board of Directors;
- Have an active, community-representative, volunteer Board of Directors that set policies, goals and objectives, and maintain minutes of regularly scheduled meetings and any special meetings;
- Have programs that are unduplicated and which satisfy the unmet human needs of the community;
- Have personnel policiess, including job descriptions and classifications;
- Not use Grant in Aid funding to pay any part of an elected official’s salary;
- Have competent executives, 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; and
- Request funds only for a program which does not receive full funding from other sources of revenue.

- No funds will be appropriated for Child Day Care.
- No funds will be appropriated for the purpose of relocation, purchasing buildings or rehabilitation or renovation of buildings.

Pre-proposal Conference:

It is highly recommended that first-time applicants attend a workshop.

08/29/18: Grant in Aid Workshop, 10:00 AM

Pre-registration is not required.
Workshop will take place at the following location:
House Hearing Room
Legislative Hall
411 Legislative Ave.
Dover, DE 19901

12/12/18: Senior Center Workshop, 10:00 AM

Pre-registration is not required.
Workshop will take place at the following location:
House Hearing Room
Legislative Hall
411 Legislative Ave.
Dover, DE 19901

Please feel free to contact the Office of the Controller General, GIA Coordinator, Jackie Griffith with any questions or concerns regarding the process.

Pre-Application Information:

Please be advised that the start date for the General and Veteran's Fiscal Year 2020 application process has changed from August 30, 2018 to August 16, 2018.


08/16/18: General and Veterans Online Application Opens
08/29/18: Grant in Aid Workshop
12/07/18: General and Veterans Application Deadline
12/12/18: Senior Center Workshop
01/01/19: Senior Center Online Application Opens
03/01/19: Senior Center Online Application Deadline

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To register or login to the online application system, see the URL for Full Text link below.

Aging / Senior Centers /Fire Companies /Veterans, and Arts / Historical /
Cultural / Tourism:
Jackie Griffith, GIA Coordinator

Health / Disabled / Labor
Ruth Ann Jones

Family and Youth Services
Victoria Brennan

Alcohol/Drug Abuse:
Spencer Price

Neighborhood and Community Services:
Arthur Jenkins

For technical assistance, please call the Legislative Information Services Helpline at 302-744-4260.

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Delaware