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Save the dateApril 2, 202410:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

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Info Session Details
Info Session Details

Applications will open in early April for the 2024-25 cycle of Pennsylvania's Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). 

This info session, led by DCED Southeast Regional Director Michael Shorr, will provide information about this year's NAP cycle, the application process, and advice for community-based organizations and potential business contributors interested in participating.


Pennsylvania's Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) provides substantial support for neighborhoods and communities across Pennsylvania. The program helps nonprofits (501(c)(3)) complete vital community projects by providing tax credits to businesses that provide contributions to those projects. In this way, NAP encourages and strengthens partnership between the private, nonprofit, and public sectors and helps put communities on the right track to self-sufficiency.

DCED offers the following types of NAP assistance depending on the type of project seeking an award. 

  • Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP): 

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 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 specific problems and projects that the state has designated as priorities (see NAP/SPP guidelines for a full list of priorities, including affordable housing, blight remediation, diversity initiatives, and initiatives for vulnerable and at-risk populations) in a distressed area. The tax benefit to a business firm contributing to an approved SPP application would be eligible for 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 55% can be awarded. 

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