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Nonprofits urge lawmakers to increase grant-in-aid bill

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As negotiations for the 2020 operating budget near their conclusion, the nonprofit community is making a final advocacy push for increased funding to the grant-in-aid bill. The appropriations bill is the life blood of the sector and has suffered severe cuts in recent years.

The legislature will meet for the final time this session on Sunday, June 30. Senate Pro Tem David McBride has announced the Senate will work legislation until July 1 at 1 a.m.

An advocacy alert from the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA) reads:

“We must impress upon lawmakers how important it is that they approve the grant-in-aid bill before they adjourn July 1. We must explain that this critical funding must be in place July 1, not a future date at the legislature’s discretion.”

“Your voice is vital to ensuring this important bill is completed and funds are allocated to senior centers, fire departments and nonprofits providing important services to the people of Delaware. Call your representatives and senators to share how important grant-in-aid funding is to your agency’s operations and the potential fall-out from legislative inaction.”

DANA is calling for supporters to meet at Legislative Hall on June 30 to urge action on the grant-in-aid bill.

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