Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program

VITA Grant 2013


The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 05/01/2012 . If updates have been made to the opportunity synopsis, update information is provided below the synopsis.
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Document Type:Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number:VITA-2013
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Posted Date:May 01, 2012
Creation Date:Apr 27, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:May 31, 2012   
Current Closing Date for Applications:May 31, 2012   
Archive Date:Jun 30, 2012
Funding Instrument Type:Grant 
Category of Funding Activity:Other (see text field entitled "Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity" for clarification) 
Category Explanation:Federal Tax Return Preparation
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:$12,000,000
Award Ceiling:
Award Floor:
CFDA Number(s):21.009  --  Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant Program
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:Yes

Eligible Applicants

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

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Agency Name

Internal Revenue Service


This is a matching grant opportunity to support the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program operated by IRS. This funding provides grants to partner organizations to achieve the following objectives:(1) enable the VITA program to extend services (free federal return preparation) to underserved populations in hardest-to-reach areas, both urban and non-urban;(2) increase the capacity to file returns electronically;(3) heighten quality control;(4) enhance training of volunteers; and(5) improve significantly the accuracy rate of returns prepared at VITA sites. This grant requires 100% matching funds. See IRS Publication 4671, VITA Grant Program Overview and Application Instructions, for full information. 

Link to Additional Information

Publication 4671, VITA Grant Program Overview and Application Instructions

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

Grant Program Office
Phone 404-338-7894 Grant Program Office

Synopsis Modification History

There are currently no modifications for this opportunity.

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