Volunteer Income Tax Assistance 2015

Quick Facts

Due DateJune 2, 2014 (Monday)
Award Amount$ 1,000 - $ 1,000,000
Category of Funding ActivityOther - Federal tax return preparation and electronic filing for programs operating under IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program guidelines.
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

Program Description

This opportunity allows IRS to provide grants to organizations to achieve the following program objectives 1)Enable the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance(VITA)Program to extend services 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. The VITA Grant program supplements the work already being done in the VITA Program by providing support to help organizations grow their existing programs. Because the VITA grant is in support of the VITA Program, grant recipients are required to follow existing guidance governing VITA site operations and to file all eligible returns electronically.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberVITA-2015
Funding Opportunity TitleVolunteer Income Tax Assistance 2015
Opportunity CategoryOther - Federal tax return preparation and electronic filing for programs operating under IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program guidelines.
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationFederal tax return preparation and electronic filing for programs operating under IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program guidelines.
Number of Awards200
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Posted DateMay 1, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Due DateJune 2, 2014 (Monday)
Application Archive DateOctober 1, 2014 (Wednesday)
Total Program Funding$ 12,000,000
Award Amount$ 1,000 - $ 1,000,000
CFDA Number
  • 21.009 - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant Program

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

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of the Treasury
Program Information WebsiteVolunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program Overview and Application Instructions
ContactOffice: Internal Revenue Service
Address: Volunteer Income Tax assistance
Grant Program Office
Phone 404-338-7894
Grant Program Office

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