Neighborhood Assistance Program

Implement community or neighborhood projects in your town that will strengthen economic development. This program can help fund job training initiatives, crime prevention, community service projects, and revitalization of community-based buildings and areas.

Plans are underway to open the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) for FY2022 after a temporary suspension of the program during FY2021 due to the fiscal impact of COVID-19. The program cycle will open, with the release of a new application and guidelines, in summer 2021. While the cycle will be opening later than usual, we are working to provide you with a more customer friendly application, a faster and more efficient review process, and a data-driven method that will maximize the impact of the programs for our communities.  To be added to the email notification for the upcoming cycle, click here.

DED’s Business and Community Solutions team recently held a focus group for stakeholders to provide feedback about how DED can improve the NAP and YOP programs and application processes. To view the focus group webinar, click here.

Program Document Upload

Upload Program Application(s) and Documents

The FTP is a file system that allows you to send large documents that are too big to go through email. Sending documents through FTP can also help you save space in your inbox!

To upload a file, please click the following link and enter the username and password provided below:

Password: BCSformupload2020

Need help? Click here.

A notification email confirming receipt will be sent to the email address listed in the application within 3 business days.

The original Application and attachments should be mailed to the address below:
Department of Economic Development
PO Box 118
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Eligibility requirements: 


While many types of projects qualify for the Neighborhood Assistance Program, the Department of Economic Development recognizes as its key priority:

  • Highly capable, qualified non-profits who focus their efforts on awareness, education, treatment and reduction of opioid misuse to targeted audiences. 

Priority consideration may also be given to organizations implementing:

  • Job training projects that support the development of a well-trained, well-educated workforce, address the gap between available jobs and qualified workers, align training programs to the needs of the community and its businesses, and/or focus on some level of postsecondary job training; and/or,
  • Innovative programs or projects that facilitate the transition to the workplace and community of military service members.   Projects should address the range of challenges veterans face in reintegrating to civilian life following return from a combat deployment, including but not limited to: finding employment, transitioning back to work and family life, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, or substance abuse.

Eligible Donors:

Businesses only - individuals who operate a sole proprietorship, operate a farm, have rental property or have royalty income are also eligible, as well as a shareholder in an S-corporation, a partner in a Partnership or a member of a Limited Liability Corporation.

Eligibility Criteria:

The Department of Economic Development (DED) will issue 50% or 70% tax credits to an eligible taxpayer who makes a qualified contribution to an approved Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) projec​t. 

  • Not-for-profit corporations organized under Chapter 355, RSMo;
  • Organizations holding a 501(c)(3) ruling from the IRS; and
  • Missouri businesses.

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