Neighborhood Assistance Program

Implement community or neighborhood projects in your town that will strengthen economic development.

To provide assistance to community-based organizations that enables them to implement community or neighborhood projects in the areas of community service, education, crime prevention, job training and physical revitalization.

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Program Notice (4/27/2023)

The FY2024 Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) Round 1 application cycle is now closed. The Round 2 application cycle is estimated to open in September 2023.


How to Apply


The FY2024 NAP Round 1 application cycle is now closed. To prepare for the Round 2 application, cycle please review the requirements documents below.

  • Organization FEIN (Federal Employer Identification Number)
  • Organization NAICS
  • Local Government Certification (Download also available from the Attachments section of the application)
  • Organization E-Verify MOU (see the FY2024 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: BCSformupload2022

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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

Eligible Applicants:

  • Not-for-profit corporations organized under Chapter 355, RSMo;
  • Organizations holding a 501(c)(3) ruling from the IRS; and
  • Missouri businesses (Special conditions apply. Please see the FY2024 NAP Guidelines for details.)

Eligible Donors:

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. 

  • Businesses
  • Individuals who operate a sole proprietorship, operate a farm, have rental property or have royalty income. 
  • Shareholders in an S-corporation, a partner in a Partnership or a member of a Limited Liability Corporation.

NAP Priorities:

While many types of projects qualify for the Neighborhood Assistance Program, the Department of Economic Development is giving priority consideration 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 high demand post-secondary job certifications; and/or,
  • Education projects that: prepare underserved youth for post-secondary opportunities; increase rates of adult literacy and high school equivalency attainment; and/or provide early childhood programming for low-income families; and/or,
  • Applicants submitting from geographic areas of the state previously underrepresented in NAP award share as compared to the number of individuals in poverty for the area. Please see the FY2024 NAP Guidelines for details.