Fairfield's Office of Community and Economic Development is soliciting proposals from town agencies and non-profits for funding consideration under Connecticut's Neighborhood Assistant Act (NAA) program.
Last year, Fairfield organizations raised nearly $42,000 in charitable contributions through the program, Community and Economic Development Director Mark Barnhart said.
In return for donations made to locally approved NAA programs and activities, businesses are able to receive a partial tax credit against their state tax liability, according to Barnhart.
The types of programs that qualify for the NAA tax credit include, but are not limited to:
- Energy conservation
- Employment and training
- Childcare services
- Neighborhood assistance
- Substance abuse
- Open space acquisition
- Crime prevention programs
- Affordable housing development
The minimum contribution a business must make to one of these programs to be granted a tax credit is $250; the maximum contribution is $150,000.
Non-profit organizations and municipal agencies interested in submitting a proposal for the Neighborhood Assistance Act Program should contact the Office of Community and Economic Development at 203-256-3120 to receive an application packet. Or, visit the state's Department of Revenue Services website.
Proposal applications for non-profit organizations and municipal agencies are due by the close of business on Friday, April 26.
Businesses wishing to take advantage of the program to reduce their state tax liability should also contact's Fairfield's Office of Community and Economic Development for more information.