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Westport Accepting Applications For Neighborhood Assistance Act Program

The Town of Westport is currently accepting applications for the state's Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit Program.
The Town of Westport is currently accepting applications for the state's Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit Program. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Director of Human Services Barbara Butler has announced that the town is currently accepting applications for the 2016 Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit Program sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services.

The initiative allows businesses to claim a state tax credit for cash contributions made to qualifying community programs run by tax exempt or municipal agencies.

The types of community programs that qualify include energy conservation, employment and training, child care services, efforts to serve low income persons, open space acquisition, crime prevention programs and affordable housing development.

The minimum contribution on which a tax credit may be granted is $250, and the maximum contribution that any nonprofit or municipal entity can receive is $150,000.

Each municipal agency or tax-exempt organization that wishes to participate must complete the program proposal application available on the state’s DRS website.

The form must be submitted to the municipality for approval by its governing body.

All locally approved programs must be submitted to the DRS no later than July 1. For additional information, click here.

Those seeking approval in Westport can submit their applications to the attention of Barbara H. Butler, Director, Westport Department of Human Services, 110 Myrtle Ave., Westport, CT 06880 by Monday, May 2.

The list of participating agencies will be submitted to the Representative Town Meeting for approval at its meeting on Tuesday, June 7.

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