Applications open for the Community Service Tax Credit Program

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Requests for the Community Service Tax Credit Program are now open.

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly said on Tuesday, March 8, applications for the Community Service Tax Credit program are being accepted.

Governor Kelly said the CSP provides an opportunity for private organizations, non-profit organizations and public health care entities to enhance their ability to undertake major fundraising campaigns for projects involving health care services. child and family, non-governmental crime prevention, youth learning and youth technical training. and health care.

“The Community Service Tax Credit program is an incredible opportunity for nonprofits to create lasting and meaningful change for the people of Kansas, Governor Laura Kelly said. “These tax credits will promote local solutions to local challenges, and they will help improve the quality of life for Kansans now and in the future.”

Under the program, Kelly said the state allows nonprofits to offer tax credits to donors who contribute to approved projects.

Kelly said proposed projects should be unique or one-of-a-kind and create lasting value for charities. For example, she said the project could include a fundraising campaign, a major equipment purchase, a major renovation, capacity building, and more.

Since 2019, Kelly said the CSP has earmarked $1 million for child care and early childhood development projects for services to Kansans under age 5.

“These tax credits help local nonprofit and health care organizations streamline their fundraising efforts, so they can more effectively improve the health and economic well-being of Kansas communities,” said Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland. “We’re asking Kansans to tell us about their initiatives, and if they’re a fit for the CSP program, we’ll provide a significant resource to help bring these projects to fruition across Kansas.”

Kelly said applicants can claim up to $200,000 in tax credits. She said applying organizations in rural areas are eligible for a 70% credit and those in non-rural areas are eligible for a 50% credit.

Applications will close on April 30, 2022.

For more information or to apply, click HERE.

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