Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant Program

The summary for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Internal Revenue Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant Program: This funding allows the Stakeholder Partnerships, Education and Communication (SPEC)organization within the IRS to provide grants to partner organizations to achieve the following program objectives:• Enable the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program to extend services to underserved populations in hardest-to-reach areas, both urban and non-urban;• Increase the capacity to file returns electronically;• Heighten quality control;• Enhance training of volunteers; and• Improve significantly the accuracy rate of returns prepared at VITA sites. The VITA Grant program supplements the work already being done in the VITA Program by providing support to help organizations grow their existing programs for free federal tax return preparation.
Federal Grant Title: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant Program
Federal Agency Name: Internal Revenue Service (USDOT-IRS)
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: VITA-2018-001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 21.009
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: May 31st, 2018
Original Application Deadline: May 31st, 2018
Posted Date: May 1st, 2018
Creation Date: May 1st, 2018
Archive Date: June 30th, 2018
Total Program Funding: $15,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 250
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: April 26th, 2018
Category Explanation
Tax preparation for low income, rural, persons with disabilities, limited English proficient, Native Americans.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Publication 4671
Grant Announcement Contact
IRS Grant Program Office
Grant Program Office
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