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; Improve significantly the accuracy rate of returns prepared at VITA sites. VITA Program offers free tax help for low to moderate income individuals (defined by the earned income tax credit (EITC) threshold), persons with disabilities, persons with limited English proficiency, Native Americans, individuals living in rural areas, members of the Armed Forces and their spouses, and the elderly. The VITA Grant 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. VITA programs that receive a VITA grant must primarily serve low- to moderate-income taxpayers. At least 90 percent of individuals served must not have an adjusted gross income (AGI) that exceeds the earned income tax credit (EITC) guidelines. VITA grantees may provide tax preparation assistance to some taxpayers with income in excess of this annual AGI limitation without jeopardizing their grantee status if the 90% requirement is met.
Federal Grant Title: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant Program
Federal Agency Name: Internal Revenue Service (USDOT-IRS)
Grant Categories: Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification)
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: VITA-2021-001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 21.009
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 1st, 2020
Original Application Deadline: June 1st, 2020
Posted Date: May 1st, 2020
Creation Date: May 1st, 2020
Archive Date: July 1st, 2020
Total Program Funding: $25,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 300
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: April 29th, 2020
Category Explanation
Tax preparation for low-to-moderate-income individuals and families.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
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 - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Local governments
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Publication 4671 - VITA Application
Grant Announcement Contact
Sharon L Alley
Senior Tax Analyst
Grant Program Office Email
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