The agreement includes over $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 Maryland Democratic Party announced a historic four-year agreement that will guarantee more investment into Democratic 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 historically red states to build on Democrats’ 57 states and territories strategy.
“This is a historic investment in our party, and a massive boost to Democrats across the country,” said Maryland Democratic Party Chair Yvette Lewis. “Our agreement with the DNC will build critical infrastructure, support grassroots community organizing, and elect Democrats up and down the ballot in 2022. This cycle, we plan to have the largest, most effective coordinated campaign Maryland has ever seen. Thanks to this massive investment from DNC Chair Jamie Harrison — that vision is one step closer to being a reality.”
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, along with an additional $500,000 for Dems Abroad and the territories. 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.