Kulik: More than $221,000 in tax credits awarded to community projects

HARRISBURG, Nov. 9 – State Rep. Anita Kulik announced today that a total of $221,250 in tax credits will support community projects that focus on revitalization and youth empowerment.

“These investments address current issues facing communities in my district while providing a foundation for a brighter future,” said Kulik, D-Allegheny. “I’m pleased that some of this funding will support programs that help prepare our next generation to succeed outside of school.”

Kulik said the state’s Neighborhood Assistance Program awarded the funding. The program encourages investment in distressed communities by providing tax credits to businesses that donate capital.

The following projects were awarded NAP investments:

  • Coraopolis Community Development Corporation Inc. – Coraopolis - $180,000 will help CCDC support Coraopolis’ current residents and business owners by reducing blight, increasing greenspace, making improvements to the business district, implementing a housing pilot project, rebranding and expanding the food pantry, and offering financial and health-related counseling.

  • Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania Inc. - Kennedy Township - $13,750 will support Junior Achievement programming through the Sto-Rox School District, which would give nearly 570 students important life lessons to help them look beyond the classroom and focus on their future.

  • Holy Family Institute – Emsworth - $27,500 will support Holy Family Institute in providing hands-on workforce development in the culinary arts to at least 200 high school students at Nazareth Prep.

Learn more about the projects awarded funding by clicking this link.