ESRGC Partners with Maryland to Launch Community Investment Tax Credit Program Dashboard

October 20, 2015 by ESRGC

The ESRGC, through Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT), and in collaboration with Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), is pleased to announce the release of DHCD’s Community Investment Tax Credit (CITC) Dashboard. The forward-facing application showcase’s Maryland’s initiative to better connect potential donors and nonprofit organizations, furthering investment in Priority Funding Areas (PFA). The CITC Dashboard helps donors target charitable contributions to Maryland nonprofits in the community of their choosing. Did we mention supporters receive proportionate tax credits on their donations!

The CITC dashboard allows users to explore the spatial distribution of nonprofit organizations across the state and to compare the amount of tax credits available, amount of tax credits used, and the amount of tax credits awarded in each county and region. Potential donors interested in locating a particular type of organization can quickly filter the data by program or project type. A keyword search of the tabular data is available for users interested in tax credit information for a specific organization.

This cross-platform dashboard was built using open source technologies and open data: Node.js and Socrata 2.0. Node.js supports many modern browsers with responsive design. Using Socrata as the dashboard database enables DHCD to maintain not only the dashboard data but many other elements including images and text found throughout the website. Socrata also provides real-time updates to the dashboard.

To get an idea of how the dashboard works in more detail, please feel free to navigate to the link provided below. All you need is an internet connection and any web browsing enabled device.

See the new CITC Dashboard here: http://apps.esrgc.org/dashboards/dhcd