Kirkland announces Neighborhood Assistance Program awards

HARRISBURG, Dec. 20 – State Rep. Brian Kirkland, D-Delaware, announced Wednesday that tax credits were approved to support three local community investment projects.

The local projects were included in $17.9 million in tax credits to support 125 community projects through the Neighborhood Assistance Program, which is administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development. NAP provides tax credits to enable businesses and community organizations to invest in projects that serve distressed areas or support conservation efforts.

The local awardees are:

  • The Boys and Girls Club of Chester – $11,000 in tax credits to support its Youth Achievement program that addresses social, educational and employment barriers for at-risk teens in Chester;
  • Philabundance – $515,000 tax credit to support work aimed at reducing hunger in five counties, including Delaware County;
  • Chester Community Improvement Project – $15,000 tax credit to support a blight elimination initiative in the 500 to 700 blocks of East 23rd Street in Chester.

“These are meaningful projects that will help to improve our community,” said Kirkland, D-Delaware. “I’m pleased that Gov. Tom Wolf and his administration have been able to approve these tax credits to encourage businesses to invest in this work and help strengthen our neighborhoods.”