Neighborhood Assistance Program

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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.

Program Notice (5/3/2022)

Round 1 of the FY2023 NAP application cycle is now closed. NAP staff is currently in the process of reviewing applications, and anticipates making award notifications at the end of June 2022. Unfortunately, staff is unable to provide updates on specific projects during the application review process.





How to Apply


The Department of Economic Development is not accepting applications at this time. To prepare for the FY2023 NAP Round 2 application cycle, please review the requirements documents below.

  • Organization FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number)
  • Organization NAICS
  • Organization Board List (Download also available from the Attachments section of the application)
  • Local Government Certification (Download also available from the Attachments section of the application)
  • Organization E-Verify MOU (see the FY2023 NAP Guidelines for more information)
  • Organization Articles of Incorporation (and Bylaws if applicable)
  • Organization 501(c)(3) IRS letter (if designated as a 501(c)(3))
  • Applicant Certification (Download also available from the Attachments section of the application)
  • Site Control – For Capital Campaign projects. Refer to the NAP Guidelines for information about acceptable documentation
Program Document Upload - Existing Projects ONLY

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

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

Program documents can be accepted as either digital or original documents. If you choose to mail an original document, please refrain from uploading a duplicate. Likewise, please do NOT mail an original copy if you have uploaded the same file through this web page.

Any original documents 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

Application Workshop - April 6, 2022

The FY2023 Round 1 application cycle is now closed.

  • ​​​We are no longer accepting applications for the FY2023 NAP Round 1 application cycle.
  • The FY2023 Round 2 application cycle is expected to open in September.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) coming soon.