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.