Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED)
Tax credits to Missouri nonprofit organizations and businesses to implement projects that will positively impact local communities and promote economic development. Tax credits are intended to help strengthen communities through a partnership involving public and private entities. Funding is intended for a range of activities, such as job training initiatives, crime prevention, community service projects, and revitalization of community-based buildings and areas.
In order for a project to be eligible, it must involve either:
- Community Services: Counseling; health or mental health services; child day care services; senior citizen services; recreational opportunities; nutrition services; emergency shelters for persons suffering from physical abuse or rape; services for individuals with disabilities; vocational counseling; substance abuse counseling, or referral services;
- Crime Prevention: Services to ex-offenders; civilian services to help prevent crime and/or aid victims of crime; mediation services aimed at resolving conflict; or services to juveniles who have had contact with the court or police;
- Education: Literacy programs; adult basic education and high school equivalency programs; educational services for individual with physical or mental health challenges; or educational services for persons otherwise disenfranchised;
- Job Training: Activities that provide specific vocational skills including special
apprenticeship or on-the-job training programs not otherwise available; or
- Physical Revitalization: Downtown/Commercial revitalization; construction or rehabilitation for community or neighborhood revitalization purposes; or nonprofit infrastructure for community purposes.
NAP projects are classified as either a service delivery project or a capital campaign project. All applications must include budgets that only include expenses allowed under the chosen classification:
A Service Delivery Project is one that involves the provision of services, implemented by the applicant, that address a targeted problem or need in a neighborhood. Service delivery expenses should be directly tied to the project’s goals and may include expenses such as salaries for direct care/service providers and programming materials. A limited amount of administrative and overhead costs are allowed. Service projects for Downtown revitalization activities and statewide community betterment programming should complete the Physical Revitalization Service Delivery application. Eligible expenses include salaries, contracts, travel, equipment, supplies, building space, and other costs.
For information regarding capital campaign requirements, see:
Eligible expenses for capital campaign projects include salaries, fringe benefits, contracts, equipment, construction, property acquisition, and other costs.
GrantWatch ID#: 174794
The maximum amount of tax credits available is $16 million per fiscal year. The tax credits are allocated at the discretion of DED and are subject to change:
- $10 million in 50% credits
- $ 6 million in 70% credits (reserved for projects in certain lower population or unincorporated areas).
Applicant organizations may request a maximum of $250,000 in 50% tax credits per project or $350,000 in 70% tax credits per project if the organization is located in a qualifying rural area.
Applicants may choose a 1, 2, or 3 year project period.
Approved Round 1 projects will have a July 1, 2019 start date, regardless of date of notification of approval. Projects approved for Round 2 are expected to have a January 1, 2020 start date.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit one copy of the application to:
MO Department of Economic Development
Business & Community Services - NAP
301 West High Street, Room 770
Jefferson City, MO 65101
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