The Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credit is $18 million, the same as when it was created in 1971. The time has come to raise the cap on the NAP. Our coalition is advocating to increase the cap to $36 million.

The Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) revitalizes communities

  • The NAP tax credit program provides long-term sustainable support for locally-based revitalization
    organizations in low income neighborhoods, and leverages additional resources into the community.

  • The NAP program facilitates community collaborations and public-private-partnerships that enhance
    revitalization efforts.
  • NAP supports essential community institutions, including food banks and libraries.

NAP funding engages corporate leadership directly in local economic revitalization

  • Corporate sponsors make dedicated contributions directly to local nonprofit organizations.
  • Dedicated corporate leadership is deployed pro-bono in NAP neighborhoods.

The NAP is an efficient use of limited public resources

  • The NAP programs build sustainable tax bases in distressed and Act 47 communities.
  • The NAP enhances PA sales and income tax revenue by fostering new business investment.
  • Revitalization efforts are carried out locally, by businesses and neighborhood non-profits, not by state government, and addressing blight and social problems saves the Commonwealth money by reducing costs for human services, special education and corrections.
  • $18 million in tax credits leads to $32 million flowing into communities.


Case Study:

In the Lawrenceville Neighborhood of Pittsburgh NAP helped facilitate:

  • 36 new neighborhood businesses in 2 years
  • Development of 120 new housing units worth $30 million
  • Development of 45,000sf of commercial space worth $9 million
  • Average $2,900 in real estate tax revenue on previously vacant parcels

2017 Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) Funding

Program Type

(Neighborhood Alliance Program)

(Charitable Food Program)

(Neighborhood Partnership Program)

(Special Program Priorities)