IRS to Support Tax Clinics for Elderly

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seeks applications for two programs to help low-income and seniors through next year’s tax season.

(Deadline: June 1)

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Grant Program (CFDA Number: 21.009) (Funding Opportunity Number: VITA-2016) funds efforts helping underserved populations file taxes. Grantees can use these funds for quality control, training and to improve the accuracy rate of returns filed. State, tribal and local governments, public and private colleges and universities and 501(c)(3) nonprofits can apply for a portion of $12 million in VITA funding. The IRS will provide $12 million for approximately 210 awards. State, tribal and local governments, public and private colleges and universities and nonprofits can apply for the funding.

The Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program (CFDA Number: 21.006) (Funding Opportunity Number: TCE-2016-001) offers free tax help to individuals who are age 60 or older. The IRS will provide $6.1 million to approximately 40 programs run by 501(c)(3) nonprofits and tribal governments in FY 2015.

Contact: Grant Program Office, 404/338-7894; e-mails, (VITA) and (TCE).

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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