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 have a 501-C3 tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service and have been incorporated in the State of Delaware for at least two years prior to the beginning of the fiscal year for which they are applying. Agencies are to submit the original application and a copy of the application. Along with their application, agencies must also include an audit completed by either a Certified Public Accountant or a Public Accountant. The audit must have been issued within the past three years. Tax forms are not acceptable.

Applications are mailed on July 1 or the first business day of July and due in the Office of the Controller General by the close of business on November 1 or the first business day of November.

We are currently not accepting Grant-in-Aid Applications. The application period will reopen July 1, 2015. The Grant-in-Aid application and instructions will be posted to this website.

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.

Grant-in-Aid categories:

• Aging

• Health, Disabled, and Labor

• Arts, Cultural, and Tourism

• Neighborhood and Community Services

• Alcohol and Drug Abuse

• Family and Youth Services

• Veterans

• Fire Companies

• Senior Centers

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.

Workshop Information

The Office of the Controller General conducts a workshop in September for participants to assist them in completing the application.


If you have questions regarding the Grant-In-Aid Application or the instructions, please contact Courtney Stewart or Evelyn Nestlerode at (302) 744-4200.