NOTICE: Starting for Fiscal Year 2018, the Grant-in-Aid application will be converted to an online only application process.

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 three scheduled workshops for those applying for grant-in-aid funding in Fiscal Year 2018 is required. Pre-registration is not required.

All Workshops will take place at the following location:

House Hearing Room
Legislative Hall
411 Legislative Ave.
Dover, DE 19901

General and Veterans Workshop Dates:
Wednesday, September 14, 201610am – Noon
Thursday, September 22, 201610am – Noon
Tuesday, September 27, 201610am – Noon

Senior Center Workshop Date:

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 10am - Noon

Fiscal Year 2018 Application

The deadline to submit the General and Veterans online application will be December 1, 2016. Please click here to complete your application:

The Fiscal Year 2018 Senior Center application will not be available until December 2016. The deadline to submit the online application will be March 1, 2017. Please check back for updates.

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
Phone: 302-744-4200

Spencer Price
Phone: 302-744-4200

Health/Disabled and Labor
Jackie Griffith
Phone: 302-744-4200

Family and Youth Services
Jackie Griffith
Phone: 302-744-4200

Alcohol/Drug Abuse
Spencer Price
Phone: 302-744-4200

Neighborhood and Community Services
Arthur Jenkins
Phone: 302-744-4200

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.