MO Tax Credits Eliminated


The Missouri Department of Economic Development recently announced the decision to eliminate the Youth Opportunity (YOP) and Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax credit programs due to projected budget concerns stemming from the COVID public health emergency. Tax credits provide $900,000 in vital funding for Hilltop Child and Family Development Center, LFCS Parenting and LFCS Behavioral Health Services helping 3,070 children and families with services which address:

  • Abuse and neglect
  • Suicide
  • Clinical Depression
  • Healthy Birth Rates
  • Employment Rate
  • Unstable Living Environments
  • Involvement in the criminal justice system

The elimination of these tax credit programs impacts our most vulnerable population and the hundreds of non-profits across the state that provide critical services. In addition, the impact of COVID creates even more instability for our clients. Your support of Lutheran Family and Children’s Services is more critical than ever. Requests for services have increased 310% since March. If you have not yet made your 2020 gift, please consider donating to the Lutheran Family and Children’s Services COVID Relief Fund. We recognize that the current economic climate is challenging and we appreciate your prayerful consideration of this request. Your support ensures that we can meet the need of thousands in Missouri.