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Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP)

Tax Credits to Missouri Nonprofits and Businesses
for Community Services and Revitalization

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Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED)

Deadline Date:

09/04/19 Postmarked


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Tax credits to Missouri nonprofit organizations and businesses to implement projects that will positively impact local communities and promote economic development. Tax credits are intended to help strengthen communities through a partnership involving public and private entities. Funding is intended for a range of activities, such as job training initiatives, crime prevention, community service projects, and revitalization of community-based buildings and areas.

In order for a project to be eligible, it must involve either:
- Community Services: Counseling; health or mental health services; child day care services; senior citizen services; recreational opportunities; nutrition services; emergency shelters for persons suffering from physical abuse or rape; services for individuals with disabilities; vocational counseling; substance abuse counseling, or referral services;
- Crime Prevention: Services to ex-offenders; civilian services to help prevent crime and/or aid victims of crime; mediation services aimed at resolving conflict; or services to juveniles who have had contact with the court or police;
- Education: Literacy programs; adult basic education and high school equivalency programs; educational services for individual with physical or mental health challenges; or educational services for persons otherwise disenfranchised;
- Job Training: Activities that provide specific vocational skills including special
apprenticeship or on-the-job training programs not otherwise available; or
- Physical Revitalization: Downtown/Commercial revitalization; construction or rehabilitation for community or neighborhood revitalization purposes; or nonprofit infrastructure for community purposes.

NAP projects are classified as either a service delivery project or a capital campaign project. All applications must include budgets that only include expenses allowed under the chosen classification:

A Service Delivery Project is one that involves the provision of services, implemented by the applicant, that address a targeted problem or need in a neighborhood. Service delivery expenses should be directly tied to the project’s goals and may include expenses such as salaries for direct care/service providers and programming materials. A limited amount of administrative and overhead costs are allowed. Service projects for Downtown revitalization activities and statewide community betterment programming should complete the Physical Revitalization Service Delivery application. Eligible expenses include salaries, contracts, travel, equipment, supplies, building space, and other costs.

For information regarding capital campaign requirements, see:

Eligible expenses for capital campaign projects include salaries, fringe benefits, contracts, equipment, construction, property acquisition, and other costs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174794

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The maximum amount of tax credits available is $16 million per fiscal year. The tax credits are allocated at the discretion of DED and are subject to change:
- $10 million in 50% credits
- $ 6 million in 70% credits (reserved for projects in certain lower population or unincorporated areas).

Applicant organizations may request a maximum of $250,000 in 50% tax credits per project or $350,000 in 70% tax credits per project if the organization is located in a qualifying rural area.

Term of Contract:

Applicants may choose a 1, 2, or 3 year project period.

Approved Round 1 projects will have a July 1, 2019 start date, regardless of date of notification of approval. Projects approved for Round 2 are expected to have a January 1, 2020 start date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for NAP, an applicant must be one of the following:
Missouri Business: A person, firm, partner in a firm, corporation, or a shareholder in an S corporation, doing business in Missouri and subject to state income, conducting a project that:
- Falls outside the company’s normal scope of business; and,
- Will address one or more identified needs in the community; and,
- Qualifies under one or more eligible NAP categories.

Nonprofit Organization: An organization located (and incorporated to do business) in Missouri that is:
- Incorporated as a nonprofit corporation pursuant to Chapter 355, RSMo;
- Designated as a community development corporation under Title VII of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964; or,
- Holds a 501(c)(3) IRS tax exempt ruling (and is incorporated as a nonprofit in Missouri).

The applicant must assume full administrative and financial responsibility for an approved project. Applicants may not administer more than one community development project at a time.

Faith-based Organizations may qualify for NAP if all of the following conditions are met:
- The organization meets all nonprofit requirements identified above.
• Organizations may not engage in inherently religious activities, such as worship, religious instruction, or proselytization, as part of the programs or services funded under NAP. If an organization conducts such activities, the activities must be offered separately, in time or location, from the programs or services funded under NAP.
- The organization will not require clients to attend religious services or activities in order to participate.
- Faith-based organizations may not use any portion of NAP funds to promote, encourage, enlist, advocate, or urge any individual to participate in any religious creed, sectarian purpose, or church.
- An organization that participates in the NAP shall not, in providing program assistance, discriminate against participants or prospective participants on the basis of religion or religious belief.
- The project addresses a specific identified need in the community qualifying under one of the eligible NAP project categories and the applicant meets all other eligibility requirements

Eligible Donors:
Businesses only - individuals who operate a sole proprietorship, operate a farm, have rental property or have royalty income are also eligible, as well as a shareholder in an S-corporation, a partner in a Partnership or a member of a Limited Liability Corporation.

For information about donor eligibility and types of donations, see:

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for Round 1 of the FY2020 NAP cycle must be postmarked no later than April 16, 2019. Approved projects will have a July 1, 2019 start date, regardless of date of notification of approval.

Applications for Round 2 will be accepted starting August 1, 2019. Round 2 applications must be postmarked no later than September 4, 2019. Projects approved for Round 2 are expected to have a January 1, 2020 start date.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit one copy of the application to:

MO Department of Economic Development
Business & Community Services - NAP
301 West High Street, Room 770
Jefferson City, MO 65101

P: 573-751-4539
F: 573-522-4322

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USA: Missouri