Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant


Funding Opportunity ID: 333235
Opportunity Number: VITA-2022-002
Opportunity Title: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: Federal Income Tax Preparation Assistance
CFDA Number(s): 21.009
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: •A private or public non-profit organization that qualified for and received an IRS determination letter confirming the organization’s tax exemption under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code, including but not limited to credit unions and faith based and community organizations,•A public, nonprofit, or proprietary (privately owned profit-making) college, university, vocational school, or other postsecondary educational institution located in the United States and Puerto Rico that has not been disqualified from participating in a student aid program administered by the U.S. Department of Education, •A local government agency,•A regional, statewide, or local coalition with one lead organization that meets one of the eligibility requirements noted above. The lead organization filing the application must have a substantive role in the coalition.State government agencies and offices providing Cooperative Extension services (as established at the land-grant colleges and universities under the Smith-Lever Act of May 8, 1914) are also eligible applicants when no other organizations classified above are available.
Agency Name: US Department of the Treasury
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Posted Date: May 01, 2021
Close Date: Jun 04, 2021
Last Updated Date: Apr 30, 2021
Award Ceiling: $2,000,000
Award Floor: $5,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $30,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 300
Description: The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant program is an IRS initiative designed to support free tax preparation service for the underserved through various partner organizations. This service helps low- to moderate-income individuals, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speakers file their taxes each year. IRS awards matching funds to these support organizations that offer free tax preparation services during the tax filing season at locations in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
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