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If you donate to certain public charities then Indiana will give you a tax credit equal to half of your donation, so effectively it costs you half as much to help that charity. This is one way that Indiana encourages Hoosiers to donate and charities to perform certain desirable work, such as employment training or affordable housing. The public charity provides a letter to you as instructed by The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, which you use on your Indiana individual tax return to reduce your State income tax.

Per The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority rules, we must give away 60% of our remaining $3,808 NAP tax credits to donors before the end of December 2018.   If you would like to support our work and receive half your donation back as a tax credit, this is the time to donate. Our PayPal donate button is on the right, or checks can be mailed to us at Adult Life Training, Inc., 3301 E Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805.

Donations must be at least $200 to qualify (because the minimum NAP tax credit that we may give is $100). The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority provides more information:

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IHCDA NAP Information


FROM: Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority • • (317) 232-7777



The Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP), established by Indiana Code 6-3.1-9, offers $2.5 million in tax credits ($40,000 maximum per organization) annually for distribution by not-for-profit corporations. Organizations use NAP tax credits as an incentive to help them leverage more contributions from individuals and businesses for programs and services benefiting economically disadvantaged households or communities.


Organizations, corporations and individuals are each eligible to make a contribution* to a NAP agency. When they do, they will receive a tax credit on their Indiana taxes worth 50% of their contribution. For example: If an individual contributes $1,000 they will receive a $500 Indiana tax credit. Donations are reported to the Indiana Department of Revenue (IDOR) and a credit is given to the donor’s state tax liability.


• Cash
• Check
• Credit Card
• Stock (which has been liquidated)
• Contributions designated through United Way
• In-kind donations** (exclusively building materials)
• Property donations

*No single contributor may donate more than $50,000 in a calendar year. Contributions of amounts smaller than $200 will only be accepted if the awardee’s remaining credit balance is less than $100 .
**Services (sweat equity), supplies and equipment are not eligible in-kind donations.


• Affordable Housing
• Counseling
• Child-care
• Educational Assistance
• Emergency Assistance
• Job Training
• Medical Care
• Recreational Facilities
• Downtown Rehabilitation
• Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization

For more information contact:

Adult Life Training, Inc. on the beautiful ALC Campus, 3301 E Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 260.432.0014 x128

or the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority • (317) 232-7777

Drug Take Back Day Oct 27

On Saturday, October 27th, 2018 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is sponsoring the 16th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back”

This just in via email from

Indiana State Police Partners with the DEA for the 16th Drug Take Back Day

Indiana – On Saturday, October 27th, 2018 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is sponsoring the 16th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” initiative.  The “Take Back” initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through proper disposal of prescription drugs.

Collection sites will be set up nationwide for expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs which will be properly disposed of without threat to the environment.  This program is for liquid and pill medications.  Needles, new or used, will not be accepted for disposal.  This service is free and anonymous with no questions asked.

To locate the state police post closest to your home or business, click this link for Indiana State Police on the Map. To find other locations in Indiana or across the U.S. that are participating in the Drug Take Back initiative, click this link to the DEA.

September Indiana Employment Report

When it comes to work and income earning opportunities for all citizens, Indiana has always been way ahead of almost all other States. We may be one of the few places on earth with four full seasons (almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction) but we are also one of the few places on earth where everyone who wants to work can work. Note “participation rate” is far more important than “unemployment rate” because the latter only includes those who have actively tried to get employed in the last four weeks, while the former is based upon all persons of working age who can work in some way.

This just in via eMail from Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD):

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September Indiana Employment Report

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 19, 2018) – Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.5 percent for September and remains lower than the national rate of 3.7 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana’s unemployment rate now has been below the U.S. rate for nearly five years. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force.

Indiana’s labor force had a net increase of 4,564 over the previous month. This was a result of a 337 decrease in unemployed residents and an increase of 4,901 employed residents. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.39 million, and the state’s 65.1 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 62.7 percent.

In addition, the number of Indiana’s ongoing regular unemployment insurance claims is the lowest since 1976, when UI claims were first recorded.

Learn more about how unemployment rates are calculated here:

September 2018 Employment Charts