June 22, 2020
Prosperity Now seeks to provide Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites with support, resources, and tools to help meet the tax preparation needs of the most vulnerable populations in their communities. The effects of COVID-19 on our country and underserved, and vulnerable populations in particular, will be prolonged, limiting the opportunities for traditional, in-person tax preparation services. Many, if not most, VITA sites will have to continue with virtual and alternative service delivery models for the foreseeable future. Prosperity Now is offering a $20,000 grant each to 25 VITA programs across the country, made possible by the generous support of Blue Meridian Partners, in support of our Taxpayer Opportunity Network members’ efforts to ensure and expand access to free tax preparation services during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ensuring and Expanding Access Grants can be used to support programs in their expansion of alternative service delivery methods such as virtual VITA and drop-off services, including general operations, marketing, volunteer recruitment, technology and more. Grantees will also have access to technical assistance opportunities to support building organizational capacity, such as scaling up infrastructure and formulation of volunteer retention strategies.
Please complete this application by July 3, 2020, to indicate your interest in this funding opportunity to support and expand your VITA program capacity. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.