Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Federal Income Tax Preparation Assistance
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.
US Department of the Treasury Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
May 01, 2021
Jun 04, 2021
Last Updated Date:
Apr 30, 2021
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
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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