Durham benefits from neighborhood assistance program

Durham benefits from neighborhood assistance program


The Town of Durham Emergency Management Department was approved for an Emergency Services Inflatable Tent through the 2018 Neighborhood Assistance Act program.

The inflatable tent would serve as a mobile emergency operations center, incident command center, inflatable medical tent and place of refuge for emergency responders in the Durham Public Safety Department, which encompasses fire, EMS emergency management and state police.

The Neighborhood Assistance Act program is designed to provide funding to state-approved community programs conducted by municipal agencies or community non-profit organizations.

The NAA works with businesses to provide a state tax credit for cash contributions made to these community programs.

The Neighborhood Assistance Act program is structured so that businesses that make charitable contributions to a qualified program are eligible to receive a tax credit, based upon the amount contributed, on their state corporate income tax.

The business sponsor application form can be found at www.ct.gov/drs under “programs and services.” Business applications should be mailed, hand-delivered or e-mailed to NAAProgram@ct.gov by the Monday, Oct. 1 deadline.

Businesses interested in contributing toward these programs should contact the First Selectman’s office at 860-349-3625 for more information.

-- Press Release




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