Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP)
Applications for the 2019-20 NAP program year will be accepted from April 1, 2019 through June 28, 2019 at 5:00PM.
Tax credit program to encourage businesses to invest in projects which improve distressed areas.
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. A tax credit of up to 55% can be awarded.
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. A tax credit of 75% or 80% can be awarded based on the length of the program (Please refer to the guidelines for more information).
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 (CFP) component of NAP is focused on improving food security in Pennsylvania. CFP assists charitable programs that provide food to low income populations in distressed areas. A tax credit of up to 55% can be awarded.
- Neighborhood Organization
- Businesses are only eligible for EZP
Tax credit percentage varies.
Refer to the guidelines.
How to Apply
Apply using the DCED Single Application for Assistance.
- Neighborhood Assistance Program Impact
- Neighborhood Assistance Fact Sheet
- 2019 Tax Compliance Form
- NAP Webinar (YouTube)
- NAP/CFP Webinar (YouTube)
Looking for the Enterprise Zone Program (EZP)?
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.