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.

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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

NAP
(Neighborhood Alliance Program)

CFP
(Charitable Food Program)

NPP
(Neighborhood Partnership Program)

SPP
(Special Program Priorities)