Department awards over $6.7 million to non-profit organizations through Neighborhood Assistance Program

August 7, 2019

Today, the Missouri Department of Economic Development announced that it would award over $6.7 million in Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credits to help non-profit organizations across the state with community development projects.

“Workforce development is a top priority of our Governor,” said Missouri Department of Economic Development Deputy Director Luke Holtschneider. “This program supports that initiative via strengthening Missouri’s communities by helping non-profit organizations raise private-sector funds. This is done by providing state tax credits to businesses that make contributions to approved community improvement projects.”

Donors can contribute 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.

Eligible donors include businesses, individuals who operate a sole proprietorship, operate a farm, have rental property or have royalty, shareholders in an S-corporation, partners in a Partnership, or members of a Limited Liability Corporation.

Applications are now being accepted for the second round of NAP submissions, which must be postmarked no later than September 4 to be considered. Organizations can apply for one, two, or three year projects. Applications for the first round of NAP submissions were submitted in March and April 2019.

See below for a full list of approved projects from the first round of NAP submissions. 

Beyond Housing, Inc. – St. Louis
Beyond Housing will provide community and education services, including health and homeownership opportunities, through a community-wide and community-led approach to the 24 North St. Louis municipalities.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri – St. Louis
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri will provide mentoring, personalized coaching, support services, and evidence-based social capital skill building training to teens and young adults through their post-secondary years.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Poplar Bluff – Poplar Bluff
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Poplar Bluff will support their youth after-school and summer programs via providing homework assistance, tutoring, character development, job readiness and employment, alcohol and drug education, and ensuring they have the support they need to successfully graduate high school.

Children’s Home Society of Missouri (FamilyForward) – St. Louis
FamilyForward will provide trauma assessment, psychological evaluation, therapy, coaching, and parent education to support families and children with a history of abuse and neglect, so they can become productive, healthy, and responsible adults.

Easter Seals Midwest – St. Louis
Easter Seals Midwest will fund their Employment Services Project, which assists individuals with developmental disabilities in gaining job skills, seeking competitive employment, and making the transition to independent living.

Gene Slay’s Girls and Boys Club – St. Louis
Gene Slay’s Girls and Boys Club of St. Louis will renovate a building to accommodate 280 youth annually in their after-school and summer programs.

Hope for One More – Jackson
Hope for One More will implement their 30 Days to Family program, as well as fund the operation of their 60-day emergency foster care services, which provides care for large sibling groups in a home-style setting.

Horses of Hope – Buffalo
Horses of Hope will support its therapeutic riding program and activities open to children, adults, and veterans with disabilities and partner with Greene County juvenile system to provide services for juvenile offenders.

Jesus Was Homeless – Branson
Jesus Was Homeless will help homeless adults take critical steps toward permanent housing and self-sufficiency.

Lutheran Family and Children’s Services – St. Louis
Lutheran Family and Children’s Services will funds their family support services, including pregnancy and parenting programming and child development.

Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry – Kansas City
Metropolitan Lutheran Ministry will support a new Rapid Rehousing Program and expand their Northland Emergency Assistance programs for homeless and at-risk households in North Kansas City.

Mission Possible Center – Allendale​
Mission Possible Center will construct a 5,252 square foot, two-level building in Grant City for a food pantry, thrift store, and space for Community Services, Inc.

Missouri Main Street – Branson
Missouri Main Street will implement Missouri Main Street Connection, a program that supports the revitalization of communities’ historic downtown areas.

Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation – Savannah
Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation will increase the number of small businesses in northwest Missouri by providing one-on-one business development counselling to potential business owners.

Operation Food Search – St. Louis
Operation Food Search will distribute emergency food products to children and seniors, as well as provide education and cooking classes for at-risk families.

Peter and Paul Community Services – St. Louis
Peter and Paul Community Services will support two of their programs that assist homeless men and women living with HIV/AIDS and addiction.

Places for People – St. Louis
Places for People will renovate a newly acquired facility, which will enable the organization to provide therapeutic treatment to youth and adults with mental health and substance abuse disorders.

Southeast Missouri Food Bank – Sikeston​
The Southeast Missouri Food Bank will purchase a refrigerated truck and food product for their mobile pantry to increase the amount of nutritious food they can distribute to the Southeast Missouri residents.

St. Louis Area Food Bank – Bridgeton​
The St. Louis Area Food Bank will acquire and distribute more than 60 million pounds of food and personal care items throughout 14 counties in Missouri.

St. Patrick Center – St. Louis
St. Patrick Center will support their employment enhancement programs, which provide job skills training to homeless and impoverished individuals in the St. Louis Area.

Susanna Wesley Family Learning Center – Charleston
The Susanna Wesley Family Learning Center will provide education and employment programs to at-risk individuals in Mississippi County through their Bootheel Economic Empowerment Project.

Sweet Springs Restoration Foundation – Sweet Springs
The Sweet Springs Restoration Foundation will renovate the upper levels of four connected downtown buildings to create a community facility.

The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri – Columbia
The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri will meet the needs for emergency food assistance in their 32-county service area, totaling over 30 million pounds of food, to support more than 100,000 individuals each month.

The Launchcode Foundation – St. Louis
The Launchcode Foundation will renovate a recently purchased building that will enable them to expand their free computer programming courses for at-risk and underserved individuals.

The Little Bit Foundation – St. Louis
The Little Bit Foundation will provide education, clothing, and hygiene supplies, as well as food backpacks, literacy programming, and medical screenings to at-risk youth in the City of St. Louis and North St. Louis County.

United Services for Children – St. Peters
United Services for Children will support early intervention for children ages 3 - 5 with developmental, cognitive, or physical delays.

Whole Kids Outreach – Ellington
Whole Kids Outreach will expand their home visiting programs to five counties to provide prevention and intervention services to impoverished expectant mothers and families with young children.

Wonderland Camp Foundation – Rocky Mount
Wonderland Camp Foundation will increase the number of campers with acute physical or mental health needs to be served each year at their recreational summer camp.

Youth In Need – St. Charles
Youth In Need will support low-income children in getting an education and overcoming trauma, as well as provide counselling sessions to address serious issues that would prevent children from receiving an education or developing positively without intervention.