Here are the announcements for today!

Tax Counseling for the Elderly, TCE-2019-001

  • The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Program offers FREE tax help to individuals who are age 60 or older.  Eligible agencies and organizations compete for acceptance as a TCE grant recipient in compliance with the Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act of 1977, Public Law No. 95-224, 92 Stat. 3, February 3, 1978, codified at 31 USC Chapter 63. See "Related Content #1"

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Matching Grant Program, VITA-2018-001

  • 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:
    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 for free federal tax return preparation. See "Related Content #2"

Creative Native Art Contest, Deadline May 8

  • Creative Native is an art contest for Indigenous youth ages 5 to 24 years old. Awards for winners include national recognition, funding for art supplies, and $200 cash awards. Select artists between 15 and 24 years old have an additional opportunity to be the cover artist for the Center for Native American Youth’s 2018 State of Native Youth report. The cover artist will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. in November to attend CNAY’s report release event as a special guest. See "Related Content #3"

Fiscal Year 2018 American Indian/Alaska Native Training and Technical Assistance Program

  • Through the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Program, the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) will provide resources and coordination to increase AI/AN tribal communities’ ability to provide comprehensive and culturally appropriate services to crime victims, their families, and the community. Using a victim-centered approach designed to foster dignity and spiritual, mental, and physical health in victims, their families, and the community, the selected organizations will assist OVC in supporting the training and the technical assistance needs of AI/AN communities that receive grant funds from OVC.See "Related Content #4"