School Readiness Tax Credit | Agenda for Children

Donate to the School Readiness Tax Credit Program

Businesses with a Louisiana Tax ID are eligible to receive a 100% refundable state tax credit up to $5,000 for contributions to Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs), including Agenda for Children, a CCR&R for 11 parishes in Southeast Louisiana.

The School Readiness Tax Credit (SRTC) program funds Agenda’s Early Childhood Opportunity (ECHO) Fund. This innovative grant program directly supports the needs of early learning centers in our region, investing in increased access to high-quality early care and education for our youngest learners.

Quality early childhood education fuels our future. It keeps parents in the workforce, attracts companies to our state, and develops the talent and skills businesses need to succeed.

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Find out why donating to the SRTC program is one of the best investments you can make. Watch our 80 for 80 video!

"I reviewed School Readiness Tax Credits with our CPA firm and they thought that it was an excellent program for us. The difference is that it is 100% refundable. Plus, it is a wonderful gift for our kids and community! "
Bill Hammack, Restaurateur and Entrepreneur
"The targeted tax credit allows a business to be a Hero for Zero at a time when the need for investing in child care could not be greater."
Pres Kabacoff, HRI Properties

How the SRTC Works

This tax credit is part of a package of School Readiness Tax Credits (SRTCs) that was passed in 2007 to support quality child care and education. (La. Rev. Stat. § 47:6107)

You can take the credit against individual income tax, corporation income tax, or corporation franchise tax on your Louisiana State taxes.

You can keep your state tax dollars local by designating that your donation fund child care centers in your parish (Assumption, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John, St. Tammany, Terrebonne and Washington).

The process couldn’t be easier. Submit a contribution form and Agenda for Children will email you a receipt and verification letter.

Your Investment Will Pay Dividends for Generations

Every $1 invested in early childhood education yields a return to society of more than $16.

Invest your tax liability in the School Readiness Tax Credit and Louisiana will reap dividends for generations to come.

Want to learn more?

Contact us at or 504-586-8509 with any questions you may have. We’re also hosting a webinar on the School Readiness Tax Credits for businesses on November 14th from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM.

Register here for the webinar

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You have the power to build a better future for Louisiana

80% of a child’s brain is developed by age three.

We are challenging 80 businesses to help Louisiana’s children thrive by donating to the School Readiness Tax Credit Program.

Join These Businesses in Contributing today!

  • Allday Acquisitions, LLC
  • Allday Consulting Group
  • Big Al Crane and Barge, LLC
  • Boo-Ker Oil & Gas Corp.
  • C & G Properties of Belle Chasse, LLC
  • C & G Properties of Harvey, LLC
  • CC AIR1, LLC
  • Chaffe & Associates, Inc.
  • Chaffe Securities, Inc.
  • Cracklin Properties, LLC
  • D. J. Investments of Louisiana, LLC
  • Deep South Construction and Salvage, LLC
  • Deep South Fabrication
  • Landin Marine Towing, LLC
  • Landis Construction Co.
  • Link Restaurant Partners, LLC
  • Lotus Community Care
  • LRP Bakery, LLC
  • LRP Seafood, LLC
  • Madere & Sons Marine Rental, LLC
  • Madere & Sons Marine Services, LLC
  • Madere & Sons Towing, LLC
  • Madere Fleeting Services, LLC
  • Madere Holdings, LLC
  • Madere Towing, LLC
  • Madere, LLC
  • Mitchell Family Eyecare
  • Dixie Mill Supply Co., LLC
  • Dixie Mill, LLC
  • Evan James Consulting
  • F & M Aviation, LLC
  • Figear, LLC
  • FLFM 246, LLC
  • Flightline First, LLC
  • Hammack Hammack Jones, LLC
  • J & M Industries, Inc.
  • Jowash LLC, dba Clara’s Federal City
  • Laitraim Corporation
  • Woodward Holding One
  • NOLA Holdings LLC
  • Oak Tree Group
  • Ogden Trust Investment Assets, LLC
  • Oink Properties, LLC
  • Pacific Gulf Marine, Inc.
  • Petite Fleur
  • Remanagement, LLC
  • ResourceFull Consulting
  • Sean Morrison
  • SLJ Restaurant Partners Inc.
  • St. Denis J. Villere & Company, LLC
  • The Offor Walker Group
  • West Napoleon Office Building
You can make Louisiana a state in which all children can thrive!
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