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Last Updated: 10/9/2017

Grant to Provide Volunteer Taxpayer Assistance Services to Minnesotans who are Low-Income and Disadvantaged

The Minnesota Department of Revenue requests proposals from non-profit organizations that qualify under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, to receive grants to coordinate, facilitate, encourage, and provide volunteer taxpayer assistance services to Minnesotans who are low-income and disadvantaged. 

Organizations applying for this grant must be part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) or AARP Tax-Aide program through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

How much in funding is available?

For fiscal year 2018, the Request for Proposal (RFP) is $400,000.

What are volunteer taxpayer assistance services?

Volunteer taxpayer assistance services are accounting and tax preparation services provided by volunteers. This includes filing federal and Minnesota income and property tax refund returns, and representing qualifying residents before the department and IRS.

Application Process

  1. Review the FY18 Request for Proposal (RFP) for information and requirements.
  2. Apply by following the instructions in the RFP. We must receive your proposal by August 15, 2017. Late applications will not be considered.
  3. Submit your proposal:

Email: Volunteer.Grant.MDOR@state.mn.us

Mail: Minnesota Revenue
         Contracts Unit
         Mail Station 4220
         St. Paul, MN 55146-4220

Information and forms 

Questions?

If you have questions prior to grant funds being awarded, you must submit them in writing by August 3, 2017. You may contact us at: 

Minnesota Revenue
Contracts Unit
Mail Station 4220
St. Paul, MN 55146-4220

Email: Volunteer.Grant.MDOR@state.mn.us

If you have questions after grant funds have been awarded, contact us at:   

Minnesota Revenue
Mail Station 5410 - Grant
St. Paul, MN 55146-5410

Email: Volunteer.Grant.MDOR@state.mn.us

Phone: 651-556-3052 or 1-800-818-6871 (toll-free)

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