Youth Opportunity Program

The CY2019 YOP Guidelines and Application is now available.  Applications will be accepted beginning December 1, 2018 and must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2018.  Applications will be reviewed and scored competitively, with tax credits awarded based on score.   Approved 2019 projects may begin April 1, 2019, July 1, 2019, or October 1, 2019.

Eligibility requirements: 

Tax credits are allocated to organizations administering positive youth development or crime prevention projects that have been approved through the application process.  Approved organizations secure contributions from their community, and the contributor receives tax credits for those contributions.  There are 50% tax credits for monetary contributions and wages paid to youth in an approved internship, apprenticeship or employment project, and 30% tax credits for property or equipment contributions used specifically for the project.

Eligible Projects include:

  • Degree Completion
  • Internship/Apprenticeship
  • Youth Clubs/Associations
  • Adopt-A-School
  • Mentor/Role Model
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Violence Prevention
  • Youth Activity Centers
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Employment
  • Counseling

Application Process

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