Grant in Aid

Grant-in-Aid is an appropriation made by the General Assembly to support the activities of non-profit organizations which provide services to the citizens of Delaware. The purpose of this funding is to provide supplemental funding to service agencies and should not be construed as a sole source of funding.

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

  • Be an incorporated, non-profit (or under umbrella of parent organization which is an incorporated, non-profit) for at least two years prior to 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;
  • Request funds only for a program which does not receive full funding from other sources of revenue;
  • Attend one mandatory workshop; and
  • Submit an online application no later than December 1, 2016 or Senior Centers by March 1, 2017.

Mandatory Workshop Information

Per the Fiscal Year 2017 Grant-in-Aid Appropriations Bill, Section 5, attendance at one of the scheduled workshops for those applying for grant-in-aid funding in Fiscal Year 2018 is required. Pre-registration is not required.

The next scheduled workshop is the Senior Center Workshop which will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 10am – 12:00pm at Legislative Hall, House Chamber.

Fiscal Year 2018 Application

The Fiscal Year 2018 General and Veteran’s application will be December 1, 2016. Please click here to complete your application:

The Fiscal Year 2018 Senior Center application will be available December 2016. The deadline to submit the online application will be March 1, 2017.

Grant-in-Aid Categories and Contacts

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.

Overall Grant-In-Aid Coordinator – Kimberly Reinagel-Nietubicz

Aging/Senior Centers/Fire Companies /Veterans

Kimberly Reinagel-Nietubicz


Spencer Price

Health/Disabled and Labor

Jackie Griffith

Family and Youth Services

Jackie Griffith

Alcohol/Drug Abuse

Spencer Price

Neighborhood and Community Services

Arthur Jenkins

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.