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News & Press: Sector News

Nonprofits flood Legislative Hall, call for restoration of state grant money

Thursday, June 29, 2017  
Posted by: Jessica Bell
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Scores of nonprofit-sector lobbyists and employees flooded into Legislative Hall in Dover on Thursday, expressing outrage over the elimination of Delaware's chief charity-support program.

The state's ongoing budget battle claimed as a causality the popular grants-in-aid program on Wednesday after the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee could not find dollars to fund any programs beyond base government operations.

Combined with cuts to public schools, the move saves more than $27 million and gives the General Assembly a budget that it can vote on by a Friday deadline. (Click to read more).