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Tax Credits Fuel Community Revitalization in Mercer County

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Representative Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) has revealed that two Mercer County nonprofits are set to receive a total of $22,000 in funding through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP).

The Community Action Partnership of Mercer County has been allocated $13,750, aimed at bolstering the revitalization of 155 neglected lots. This initiative will involve the creation of community gardens, an art installation, a flower garden, and a memorial park. The Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County will receive $8,250, which will cover food expenses, warehouse costs, and expenditures associated with food distribution.

The Neighborhood Assistance Program offers tax credits to businesses that contribute to nonprofit organizations’ efforts to breathe new life into communities. The Community Action Partnership of Mercer County’s funding originates from First National Bank, while the contributions for the Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County have been provided by Hudson Companies and Mercer County State Bank.

“The Neighborhood Assistance Program is a win for everyone involved,” Wentling said. “Our businesses get a tax break for donating to our area nonprofits, which do such great work in our communities. Thank you to these businesses for donating, our nonprofits for making Mercer County a better place and thanks to the Neighborhood Assistance Program for bringing these parties together.”

The projects in Mercer County are part of a broader initiative that includes over 260 projects across the Commonwealth supported by NAP, all contributing to community enhancement and revitalization.

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