Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA) Program
2013 Neighborhood Assistance Act Program
Town of Fairfield, Connecticut
Notice is hereby provided that the Town of Fairfield will conduct a public hearing regarding the following applications that were received under the 2013 Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA) Program.
- Wakeman Boys & Girls Club Energy Efficiency Initiative
- Wakeman Boys & Girls Club McKinley Elementary School Outreach
- Fairfield Police Department Crisis Intervention Team Training
- Pilot House Therapeutic Riding & Vocational Support
- Fairfield Senior Center Senior Exercise & Fitness Program
- Fairfield Senior Center Front Entrance Sidewalk Replacement
- Fairfield Theater Company Saturday Kids
- CT Challenge Cancer Survivor Wellness Program
- Fairfield Public Library Bike Lending/Sharing Program
The public hearing will be held as part of the Board of Selectman meeting on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, beginning at 4:30 p.m., in the 1st floor conference room of Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road, Fairfield, Connecticut. The Town intends to present its final list of proposed NAA programs to the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) at its meeting on June 24, 2013. Further information about the above applications may be obtained by contacting the Office of Community & Economic Development, 611 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT, 06824 or by calling 203- 256-3120.
The NAA program is designed to provide funding for certain eligible activities of municipal and tax exempt organizations. Eligible programs include, but are not necessarily limited to, energy conservation, neighborhood assistance, employment and training, child care services, substance abuse prevention, crime prevention activities, donations to open space acquisition funds, and construction or rehabilitation of dwelling units for families of low or moderate income.
The program works as follows: Businesses make charitable contributions to a qualified program of a participating municipal or tax exempt organization. Businesses are then eligible to receive a tax credit on their State Corporate Income Tax for 60-100% of the amount contributed. Further information about the NAA program may be obtained through the Department of Revenue Services.
Any individual with a disability, who requires assistance to participate in these meetings, including access to TDD, should contact Eileen Kennelly at 203-256-3077, at least five days before the meeting if possible .
The NAA Program allows businesses to claim a state tax credit for cash contributions made to qualifying community programs conducted by tax exempt or municipal agencies.
The types of community programs that qualify for the NAA tax credit program include, but are not necessarily limited to: energy conservation; employment and training; child care services; neighborhood assistance; substance abuse; 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 non-profit or municipal entity can receive under this program is $150,000. The program has a $5 million cap, which, if exceeded, results in pro-ration of approved donations.
For further information about the Neighborhood Assistance Act Program, please contact the Office of Community & Economic Development at 203-256-3120 or go to the DRS website at www.ct.gov/drs. Businesses wishing to take advantage of this program in order to reduce their State tax liability may also contact the Office of Community Development for further information.
2012 NAA Program Final Summary