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California Earned Income Tax Credit Education and Outreach Grants

Grant Helps Low-Income Individuals and Families within Cities

August 19, 2016
The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) announces the release of its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), inviting interested parties to apply for funding to provide education and outreach services regarding the California Earned Income Tax Credit (Cal EITC).
The purpose of this NOFA is to support Cal EITC education and outreach activities and increase awareness of the credit and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program among low-income individuals and families. The department seeks to engage established organizations that maintain an existing community presence and trusted relationships; have demonstrated extensive experience conducting similar outreach campaigns; and regularly engage culturally-diverse hard-to-reach populations.

Cities may be interested in these grants to help make sure low-income families get access to federal funds to improve their living situations, and in return funds will mostly be locally spent on goods and services, providing additional economic benefit for the community.
Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to participate in a Bidders Conference regarding the grant application. CSD will review the NOFA requirements and take questions. Questions and answers will be posted to the CSD website by Aug. 30. CSD encourages all potential applicants to send NOFA questions through email to CSBGDIV@csd.ca.gov
Key dates for the NOFA are as follows:
  • Aug. 24 – Bidders Conference and Notice of Intent to Apply. Register online.
  • Sept. 12 – Application deadline 
For more information, visit CSD’s webpage.

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