The Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) revitalizes communities

  • The NAP tax credit program provides long-term sustainable support for locally-based revitalization
    organizations in low income neighborhoods, and leverages additional resources into the community.
  • The NAP program facilitates community collaborations and public-private-partnerships that enhance
    revitalization efforts.
  • NAP supports essential community institutions, including food banks and libraries.

NAP funding engages corporate leadership directly in local economic revitalization

  • Corporate sponsors make dedicated contributions directly to local nonprofit organizations.
  • Dedicated corporate leadership is deployed pro-bono in NAP neighborhoods.

The NAP is an efficient use of limited public resources

  • The NAP programs build sustainable tax bases in distressed and Act 47 communities.
  • The NAP enhances PA sales and income tax revenue by fostering new business investment.
  • Revitalization efforts are carried out locally, by businesses and neighborhood non-profits, not by state government, and addressing blight and social problems saves the Commonwealth money by reducing costs for human services, special education and corrections.
  • $18 million in tax credits leads to $32 million flowing into communities.


  • Click here to view a list of NAP coalition members.

NAP Impact in our SCP communities


Total revenue from 2014-15 through 2017-18: $15.5M:

  • $6.95M NAP funding, 44.7% of total revenue
  • $8.6M leveraged funding


Close to 146,000 residents received food assistance and counseling through Community Services programs. Over 5,800 residents participated in Education programs. Approximately 260 residents have been participating in Job Training programs and as of this report 74 (28%) of them secured employment as a result of their participation in the programs.

Through the Community Economic Development programs, 322 business start-up owners and residents received entrepreneurship training. In addition, over 210 jobs were created or retained, 231 blight properties and sites eliminated, 29 commercial buildings developed and 14 vacant storefronts filled.

Through the Affordable Housing programs, 80 Affordable housing units were developed, 30 foreclosures prevented and close to 60 residents become first-time homebuyers.


Between 8 and 12 direct jobs and 5 to 9 additional indirect and induced jobs annually resulting in a total employment multiplier of 1.67 to 1.83. Over the four-year period, the expenditures supported 42 direct jobs and 31 indirect and inducted jobs for an overall multiplier of 1.73.

Between $1.15 and $1.94 million annually in direct output resulting in an aggregate direct output of $6.8 million.

More than $7.3 million in value added to the region’s economy. Each direct dollar of value added to the economy generated an additional $0.58.