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Grants to Delaware Nonprofits for
Community Benefit Programs

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Delaware General Assembly - Office of the Controller General

Deadline Date:

03/06/20 4:30 PM - Deadline for Senior Center Applications


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Grants to Delaware nonprofit organizations for services to state residents. Funding is intended to support a wide range of activities that benefit local communities, including support for senior centers and veterans. The purpose of this grant program is to provide supplemental funding to service agencies and should not be construed as a sole source of funding.

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GrantWatch ID#: 174319

Term of Contract:

The FY 2021 Grant‐in‐aid request from the State of Delaware is for the period of July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant-in-Aid is an appropriation made by the General Assembly to support the activities of nonprofit organizations that 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;
- 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;
- Have personnel policies;
- Not 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-Application Information:

General applications and Veterans applications are due by Friday December 6, 2019, 4:30 PM.

Senior Centers applications open on January 2, 2020, and are due by March 6, 2020.

August 30, 2019: General and Veterans Online Application Opens
October 3, 2019: Grant in Aid Workshop
December 6, 2019: General and Veterans Application Deadline
TBD: Senior Center Workshop
January 2, 2020: Senior Center Online Application Opens
March 6, 2020: Senior Center Online Application Deadline

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Contact Information:

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

Online application:

For system assistance:
Jason Smith
Overall Grant-In-Aid Coordinator

For assistance with content:
Eric Jacobson
University of Delaware
phone: 302-831-1711

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

Delaware General Assembly
411 Legislative Avenue
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 744-4114

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