Department awards $7.3 million through Neighborhood Assistance Program

July 20, 2018

The Department of Economic Development announced Friday that it would award $7.3 million through its Neighborhood Assistance Program to nonprofits across Missouri for community development projects.

“This program will help improve the communities and lives of thousands of Missourians,” Rob Dixon, Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development said. “The Neighborhood Assistance Program has a long, successful history helping to build stronger communities for Missouri.”

NAP helps not-for-profit organizations raise private-sector funds by providing partial state tax credits to businesses that make contributions to approved community improvement projects.

Businesses can donate cash, materials, supplies or equipment; technical assistance and professional services; labor; real estate; or stocks and bonds. Credits can equal up to 50 percent of the total amount contributed or up to 70 percent for projects located in the most rural areas.

Below is a list of the projects approved in the latest round of the program:

Polk County House Of Hope, Inc. - Bolivar
Polk County House of Hope will build a 3,000 square foot addition and renovate its residential service facility to provide safe shelter and related services to victims of domestic violence and their children.

Boys & Girls Club Of The Ozarks - Branson
The Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks will support after-school and summer programs that serve at-risk youth and their families in the Stone and Taney counties.

The Stars Foundation - Cabool
The STARS Foundation will purchase a 10,000 square foot building to house weekly music lessons, comprehensive dance programs, art classes, language classes and musical theater productions.

Grand River Area Family Ymca, Inc. - Chillicothe
Grand River Area Family YMCA will enhance its Y-Pals youth mentoring programs and Backpack Buddies weekend feeding programs that target low income children, families and adults and children that experience food insecurity.

Cora Community Outreach - Columbia
Cora Community Outreach will provide a safe learning environment, tutoring, academic mentoring, and teacher/school support for at-risk, low income minority male middle school and high school students.

The Food Bank For Central & Northeast Missouri, Inc. - Columbia
The Food Bank will acquire and distribute a minimum of 30 million pounds of food, helping more than 100,000 individuals each month, through its network of partner food pantries, congregate feeding sites, summer feeding sites, Buddy Pack partners, and early learning, elementary, and middle schools.

Dexter Community Regional Healthcare Foundation - Dexter
The Dexter Community Regional Healthcare Foundation will provide services to at-risk expecting and newly parenting young women and expand its opioid and prescription drug misuse awareness and education programming.

Coyote Hill Christian Children's Home - Harrisburg
Coyote Hill Christian Children's Home will support its Success for Life program, which provides life skills, counseling, education supports, vocational skills, and equestrian-assisted therapies for sibling groups and foster youth with a history of multiple placements.

Boys & Girls Club - Jefferson City
Boys & Girls Club of Jefferson City will implement it's 21st Century Career Launch program for middle school children, which will provide career exploration and matching, skills development, and service-based learning experiences.

Boys & Girls Club - Joplin
The Boys & Girls Club of Joplin will renovate its club facility and expand, providing space to double the number of youth participating in programs.

Della Lamb Community Services - Kansas City
Della Lamb will supports its programs for low-income families, which include early childhood education, ESL and job preparation and placement for refugee and immigrant populations, emergency services and assistance and youth services.

Aging Matters - Kennett
Aging Matters will renovate an 8,746 square foot that will house the Kennett OAKS Senior Center which provides nutritious meals, opportunities for socialization, and promote health/wellbeing of seniors.

Healing Horses Therapeutic Riding Program - Linn
Healing Horses Therapeutic Riding Program will support its therapeutic riding lessons for individuals with physical and/or development disabilities, equine-assisted therapy for veterans, and equine assisted therapy for children in the foster care system.

Safe Passage Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Services - Moberly
Safe Passage Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Services will support its efforts to provide shelter, 24/7 crisis care and other services to victims of domestic violence.

Crosslines Of Monett, Missouri, Inc. - Monett
Crosslines of Monett, will construct a 16,608 square foot facility to allow them to expand operations and better serve the local community. They will provide outreach services which include assistance with utilities, rent, transportation needs, and food assistance.

Youth In Need – St. Charles
Youth in Need will support its Early Childhood Education and School-Based Counseling programs, which target low-income children who have been exposed to significant trauma or are at continued risk for trauma.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Eastern Missouri – St. Louis
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri will support its efforts to provide comprehensive services to teen and young adults, ages 18-25, supporting them to and through their post-secondary years.

Fathers' Support Center – St. Louis
Father's Support Center, St. Louis will renovate a 20,000 square foot facility, which will enable the organization to increase capacity across its Family Formation, Employment Placement, and Father's Rap programs.

Guardian Angel Settlement Association – St. Louis
Guardian Angel Settlement Association will complete a renovation that will expand capacity of the agency's self-sufficiency workshops, which cover such topics as financial literacy, job skills, nutrition, and tenant rights.

Harris House Foundation - St. Louis
Harris House will support its efforts to address the multiple and complex issues experienced by low income, chemically dependent, mentally ill Missourians.

Herbert Hoover Boys And Girls Club Of St. Louis - St. Louis
The Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis will support the implementation of its Health and Life Skills and Leadership Development programs for at-risk youth.

Humanitri - Fka Lutheran Ministries Association - St. Louis
Humanitri will support its Transformational Housing Program for disadvantaged low-income families facing homelessness in the St. Louis area.

Kingdom House - St. Louis
Kingdom House will support its adult programs which include health and wellness, food market, maternal mental health, financial stability services, social capital building for low-income adults and senior companions for isolated community members.

Lutheran Family & Children's Services Of Mo - St. Louis
Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri will use funds for Family Support Services, which includes the Pregnancy and Parenting programming and Hilltop Child Development Center.

Nurses For Newborns Foundation - St. Louis
Nurses for Newborns will improve outcomes for at-risk babies and the prevention of infant child abuse through its Home Visitation program.

Operation Food Search, Inc - St. Louis
Operation Food Search (OFS) will acquire and distribute at least $30 million of emergency food product, at no charge, to over 170 Missouri network partners.

Peter & Paul Community Services, Inc. - St. Louis
Peter & Paul Community Services will support its Positive Directions and Benedict Joseph Labre Center programs, which provide evidence-based transitional housing and support services to homeless men and women living with HIV/AIDS, and homeless mentally ill men with co-occurring substance abuse disorders.

St. Patrick Center - St. Louis
St. Patrick Center will support its Employment Enhancement Programs. The programs provide job-skills training, job-search and placement services, and life skills training to unemployed or under-employed homeless and/or impoverished individuals throughout the St. Louis area.

Youth And Family Center - St. Louis
The Youth & Family Center will support an expansion of its job training program for disadvantaged and at-risk youth living in the Near North area of St. Louis.

Community Living, Inc. - St. Peters
Community Living, Inc. will provide vocational assessments, job development, job placement, coaching services, follow-along services to assist individuals with disabilities.

Boys & Girls Club Of Springfield - Springfield
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield will provide after school and summer enrichment programming at three Clubs (Musgrave, Henderson and Stalnaker).

Child Advocacy Center, Inc. - Springfield
The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) will support its effort to serve children who have been victims of sexual abuse or severe physical abuse.

Isabel's House Crisis Nursery Of The Ozarks - Springfield
Isabel’s House will support its 24 hour a day crisis shelter, offered 365 days a year to at-risk families living in the Springfield area.

Ozarks Food Harvest - Springfield
Ozarks Food Harvest will provide food to more than 270 member nonprofit organizations. The Food Bank will distribute 17 million meals annually, made possible with a network of member charities and direct-relief programs such as the Weekend Backpack Program, Kids Cafe, and the Mobile Food Pantry program.

University City Children's Center - St. Louis
University City Children's Center will support its LUME Career Pathway Program, which provides job training services that lead to participation in a Department of Labor approved apprenticeship as well as an industry-recognized credential.

Agape Ministry Of Warren County, Inc. - Warrenton
Agape Ministry of Warren County, Inc. will support its Job Skills, Training and Readiness (STAR) Program and food pantry services. 

Historic Washington Foundation - Washington
The Historic Washington Foundation will establish a low-interest revolving loan fund for façade improvements by downtown businesses and home owners.

Boys And Girls Club Of Greater West Plains - West Plains
Boys & Girls Club of Greater West Plains will support the Great Futures project, providing after school and summer care programming for at-risk youth.

Willow Springs Community Foundation - Willow Springs
Willow Springs Community Foundation will renovate the historic Star Theatre, The Star Theatre Annex and the U.S. Bank Star Theatre Plaza Park area, which will continue to be used as an entertainment and education complex.