May 13th 2021
The agreement includes more than $23 million in direct investments to state parties and grassroots infrastructure during 2022 election cycle
Today, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and state parties including the Florida Democratic Party announced a historic four-year agreement that will guarantee more investment into state parties and grassroots infrastructure than ever before. At a minimum, this investment will provide $23 million to state parties as part of Democrats’ 2022 midterm strategy, and creates a first-of-its-kind program to focus additional investments in traditionally red states to build on Democrats’ 57 states and territories strategy.
“This agreement is a historic step that will be key in our efforts to flip Florida blue and elect Democrats up and down the ballot in 2022 and beyond. Sustainable grassroots infrastructure requires long term funding and long term partnership agreements, which is exactly what this is.” said Florida Democratic Party Chair Manny Diaz.
The contract also includes a data sharing agreement that increases investment in down-ballot races, solidifies another four years of historic investment in Democratic data, and anchors the DNC and state parties as the central hub of the Democratic data ecosystem. This an agreement that activists and data leaders have been pushing for consistently.
Additional investments in the agreement include:
$15.5 Million for State Partnership Program (SPP): The new agreement increases monthly SPP funding for 50 state parties and DC by 25% to fund critical party infrastructure including staff, tools, and programming in the states.
$5.5 Million for State Party Innovation Fund Grants: These grants will ensure innovation and early organizing by putting more boots on the ground throughout the country to help elect Democrats up and down the ticket in 2022. The program includes $5 million in funding for all 50 state parties plus the District of Columbia. These competitive grants will primarily be used to hire staff in state to develop and implement innovative programs tailored for each state.
Reestablishes the Democratic Grassroots Victory Fund: The agreement is contingent on the Democratic state parties rejoining the joint fundraising agreement that propelled the DNC to record-breaking major donor fundraising over the last four years, and allows the DNC to collect up to $875,000 per individual per year.
May 13th 2021
For Immediate Release
Contact: Alexandra Caffrey