The Democratic National Committee announced the Minnesota DFL as a recipient of a grant from the State Party Innovation Fund (SPIF), a first-of-its-kind, competitive grant program that incentivizes early organizing through state parties and supports efforts to engage local communities.
The Minnesota DFL will receive a $100,000 grant, which will be used to increase face-to-face outreach in rural communities and small towns in efforts to help elect Democrats throughout Minnesota in 2018.
“The Minnesota DFL is putting in the hard work to deliver the leadership Minnesota families deserve. This investment will help the DFL to build stronger relationships with activists and key community leaders and expand reach into rural communities and small towns,” said DNC Chair Tom Perez.
“Minnesota Democrats are committed to fighting for a stronger future for our state, and we’re grateful that the DNC shares our commitment and is helping to execute our plan to mobilize voters in every corner of Minnesota,” said Minnesota DFL Chair Ken Martin. “With this grant, we will be able to expand our community engagement and organizing programs to reach Minnesota voters where they live and ensure that their voices and concerns are heard at the polls. We appreciate the DNC’s partnership and Chair Perez’s leadership in delivering on his promises to reinvest in state party organizing efforts.”
In addition to SPIF, through the DNC’s Every ZIP Code Counts program, state parties have consistently been receiving $10,000 a month since October 2017, which is a 33 percent increase over the base funding levels from 2016 and a 100 percent increase over 2015, and is based on state-specific strategic plans.