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Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP)

Overview

Tax credit program to encourage businesses to invest in projects which improved distressed areas.

Uses

Neighborhood Assistance Program

A project must serve distressed areas or support neighborhood conservation. Projects must fall under one of the following categories: affordable housing programs, community services, crime prevention, education, job training or neighborhood assistance.

Neighborhood Partnership Program (NPP)

Long-term collaborations (five years or more) of business, government and community leaders to produce a comprehensive, asset-based and relationship-driven approach to community development.

Special Program Priorities (SPP)

This program targets on specific problems and projects which the state has designated as priorities (see NAP/SPP guidelines for a list of the priorities) in a distressed area. The tax benefit to a business firm contributing to an approved SPP application would be eligible for up to a 75% tax credit.

Charitable Food Program (CFP)

The Charitable Food Program is designed to help regional food banks or emergency food providers. Funding to CFP is supplied through tax credits given to businesses making a contributions to an approved provider. A tax credit of up to 55% can be given.

Funding

Tax credit percentage varies.

Terms

Refer to the guidelines.

How to Apply

Apply using the DCED Single Application for Assistance.

Application Walkthrough Guide

Additional Information

Looking for the Enterprise Zone Program (EZP) Program?

Tax credit applicable to private companies which make qualified investments to promote community economic development in impoverished areas that have been designated as state Enterprise Zones.

Learn more about the EZP program

Eligibility

  • Neighborhood Organization
  • Businesses are only eligible for EZP