Individuals or corporations who make a contribution to support the local matching fund of an approved early learning collaborative may be eligible to receive a state tax credit for the donated amount up to $1 million. The Mississippi Department of Revenue can approve 1:1 tax credits up to the amount the legislature appropriates to collaboratives each year. In 2018, the legislature appropriated $6.5 million; therefore, the 2018 donations eligible for the credit may not exceed $6.5 million.

Today, 19 communities in Mississippi have state-funded pre-K.
In 2018, the Mississippi State Legislature invested $6.5M in state-funded pre-K.
As part of the Early Learning Collaborative Act, all Mississippians qualify for a 1:1 tax credit if they donate to a state-funded early learning collaborative.
There is a $6.5M annual cap on the tax credit, donate to a state-funded early learning collaborative today!



Pre-K Tax Credit Resources

Approved State-Funded Pre-K Collaboratives in Mississippi

  • Clarke County Early Learning Partnership, Clarke County
  • Coahoma County Pre-K Collaborative, Clarksdale
  • Corinth-Alcorn-Prentiss Early Learning Collaborative, Corinth
  • Lamar County Early Learning Collaborative, Lamar County
  • McComb Community Collaborative for Early Learning Success, McComb
  • Monroe Early Learning Collaborative, Monroe County
  • Petal Early Learning Collaborative, Petal
  • Picayune School District Early Head Start, Picayune
  • Sunflower County Early Learning Collaborative, Sunflower County
  • Tallahatchie Early Learning Alliance, Tallahatchie County
  • Canton, Mississippi Early Learning Collaborative, Canton
  • Starkville Oktibbeha Early Learning Collaborative, Oktibbeha County
  • Greenwood-Leflore County Early Learning Collaborative, Leflore County
  • Grenada Early Learning Collaborative, Grenada
  • Cleveland Early Learning Collaborative, Cleveland*
  • Hattiesburg Early Learning Collaborative, Hattiesburg*
  • George County Early Learning Collaborative, George County*
  • Marion County and Columbia Early Learning Collaborative, Marion County*
  • Lafayette-Oxford Early Learning Collaborative, Oxford*

*In December 2018, the Mississippi State Board of Education voted to add five new early learning collaboratives (ELC) to the current list to provide high-quality early childhood education programs to 4-year-old students. Their contracts will start January 2019.

For more information about the tax credit, contact MacKenzie Hines. If you are interested in donating to an approved state-funded pre-K collaborative, we encourage you to reach out directly to the collaboratives listed above.