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The Gray Fox Initiative



A Historic Transparency Initiative

The premise of this initiative is simple: Delawareans can see and compare how their counties, municipalities and school districts are spending the millions in tax dollars received from the $1.9 trillion federal American Rescue Plan.
Through this project, State Auditor McGuiness is encouraging every resident of Delaware to become a citizen watchdog over these funds.

The Gray Fox Initiative provides an efficient, secure method to ensure that the expenditure of the American Rescue funds is transparent and consistent throughout the agencies that choose to participate. Transparency in the expenditure of these public funds is critical because all Delawareans should be confident these funds are being used to benefit their respective communities.

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The First State should be first in transparency and accountability

In April 2016, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund – a nonprofit that seeks to protect consumers and promote good government – gave Delaware a C+ rating and ranked it in the bottom 10 states in providing online access to government spending data.  In 2019, Delaware received a D+.

As the First State, we should be first in fiscal transparency and first in accountability – and that’s part of what I’m hoping this initiative will do for Delawareans.

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