The Town of Westport is accepting applications for the 2022 Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit Program

Westport Director of Social Services, Elaine Daignault, announced that the city is currently accepting applications for the Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA) tax credit program of 2022 sponsored by the Department of Tax Services ( DRS) of the TC. The NAA program is designed to provide funding to municipal and tax-exempt organizations by providing a corporate tax credit to businesses that make cash contributions to these entities.

The NAA program allows businesses to claim a state tax credit for cash contributions made to qualifying community programs conducted by tax-exempt or municipal agencies. The types of community programs eligible for the NAA tax credit program include, but are not limited to: energy conservation; employment and training; babysitting services; programs for low-income people; acquisition of open spaces; crime prevention programs and affordable housing development. The minimum contribution on which a tax credit can be granted is $250 and the maximum contribution that any non-profit or municipal entity can receive under this program is $150,000. There are no municipal funds involved in this program.

Each municipal agency or tax-exempt organization that wishes to participate in the NAA program must complete the Request for Program Proposal available on the CT DRS website. This form must be submitted to the municipality for approval by its governing body. All locally approved programs must be submitted to DRS by July 1st.

For more information about the Neighborhood Assistance Act program, please visit the DRS website at http://www.ct.gov/DRS. (Search for the Neighborhood Assistance Act 2022 program application). Agencies wishing to participate should submit their applications to the attention of Elaine Daignault, Director, Westport Department of Human Services, 110 Myrtle Ave., Westport, CT 06880 by Friday, May 20, 2022. The list of participating agencies will be submitted to the representative Municipal Council for approval during its meeting on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.

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