The Joint Finance Committee truly demonstrated the high regard they have for the great work of the nonprofit sector by voting in a $2.8 million increase to the Grant-In-Aid bill (GIA) – SB295. Details should be available late Tuesday or early Wednesday, so you can see how your organization fared. Thank you also to the Controller General’s Office and Analysts who visited more GIA applicants than ever before. Finally, thank you to the Delaware Office of Management and Budget (OMB) which worked tirelessly on GIA.
You can view the GIA SB 295 details as they’re released here: http://www.legis.delaware.gov/
Thanks to each of you for your deliberate engagement in the various nonprofit sector initiatives this year: Delaware Revenue Solutions Coalition, the “Advocacy Logo Letter”, the October Nonprofit Forum, the Annual Budget Update, Nonprofit Day, Social Media campaign “Partners In A Stronger Delaware, and using “Voter Voice”. Thank you to each of you for your focused efforts to engage your organizations, staff, boards, volunteers, and clients to communicate your value to Delaware’s quality of life.
Now, please take the time and send thank you notes, letters, emails, tweets, etc. to let the Joint Finance Committee members feel your gratitude. In a year as tight as this one has been, the JFC had to make some very tough choices and they chose to recognize the nonprofits in Grant-In-Aid that demonstrated results.
This is a big win as we continue to build awareness and recognition of the important services you provide. This win is a good start as we continue our efforts to build stronger relationships with our Government Partners. We’ll keep you updated as we prepare for the 2018 Delaware State Budget. We will be meeting with OMB, Departments, and other government officials starting in July and running through the budget development cycle, maintaining the momentum we’ve built this year to strengthen our sector and Delaware for the future.
As always, if you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-777-5500.