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IRS Awards Grants to Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics

IR-2002-132, Dec. 5, 2002

WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service announced today it has awarded $7 million in matching-fund grants to 138 tax-exempt organizations and academic institutions under the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic program. 

The Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grant program, now entering its fifth year, helps organizations provide low-cost legal assistance to taxpayers to resolve tax disputes. In addition, LITCs inform and educate taxpayers for whom English is a second language regarding their tax rights and responsibilities. 

Many taxpayers are helped each year by the clinics. For many of these taxpayers, the clinics are a low-cost means of getting assistance when they have tax problems or are trying to comply with the tax laws. 

The LITC program has grown from 127 clinics in 2002 to 138 for 2003. Clinics are located throughout the country in 48 states and the District of Columbia. The 2003 program participants are listed below:

2003 LITC Program Participants

Organization

Location

State

Grant Amount

Alaska Business Development Center

Anchorage

AK

$72,000

Poarch Band of Creek Indians

Atmore

AL

$33,000

Lawson State Community College

Birmingham

AL

$85,000

University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law

Little Rock

AR

$85,000

Community Legal Services, Inc.

Phoenix

AZ

$55,000

DNA-Peoples' Legal Services, Inc.

Window Rock

AZ

$42,000

Central California Legal Services

Fresno

CA

$60,000

Community Based Education & Development

Los Angeles

CA

$60,800

Filipino American Service Group, Inc.

Los Angeles

CA

$43,700

HIV & AIDS Legal Services Alliance, Inc.

Los Angeles

CA

$14,250

Korean Resource Center

Los Angeles

CA

$25,000

Pepperdine University

Malibu

CA

$20,000

Chapman University School of Law

Orange

CA

$85,000

Association of Cultural Social Advancement for Vietnamese, Inc.

Redwood City

CA

$57,000

University of San Diego School of Law

San Diego

CA

$85,000

Nihonmachi Legal Outreach

San Francisco

CA

$35,000

San Francisco Bar Assn Volunteer Legal Services Prog

San Francisco

CA

$59,850

Legal Aid Society of Orange County

Santa Ana

CA

$85,500

University of Denver Colorado Seminary

Denver

CO

$50,000

Quinnipiac University School of Law

Hamden

CT

$85,000

University of Connecticut

Hartford

CT

$85,000

American University

Washington

DC

$85,000

Central American Resource Center

Washington

DC

$15,000

Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council, Inc.

Wilmington

DE

$23,750

Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, Inc.

Wilmington

DE

$19,950

Central Florida Legal Services, Inc.

Daytona Beach

FL

$80,000

Coalition of Florida Farmworker Organizations, Inc.

Florida City

FL

$62,700

Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.

Miami

FL

$60,000

Northwest Florida Legal Services, Inc.

Pensacola

FL

$22,800

Legal Services of North Florida, Inc.

Tallahassee

FL

$71,250

Bay Area Legal Services, Inc.

Tampa

FL

$25,650

Atlanta One Stop Capital Shop, Inc.

Atlanta

GA

$18,000

Georgia State Foundation, Inc.

Atlanta

GA

$85,000

Morehouse College

Atlanta

GA

$20,000

Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc.

Gainesville

GA

$15,000

JC Vision and Associates, Inc.

Hinesville

GA

$65,550

Hawaii Pro Bono Lawyer Referral Project

Honolulu

HI

$35,500

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii

Honolulu

HI

$50,000

Legal Services Corporation of Iowa

Des Moines

IA

$85,500

University of Idaho College of Law

Moscow

ID

$85,000

Center for Economic Progress

Chicago

IL

$71,250

Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law

Chicago

IL

$85,000

Korean American Resource and Cultural Center

Chicago

IL

$20,000

Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Chicago

IL

$40,000

Tax Assistance Program - It Adds Up

Chicago

IL

$10,000

Su Casa Columbus

Columbus

IN

$22,800

Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic

Indianapolis

IN

$65,550

The Lutheran University Association

Valparaiso

IN

$67,450

Emporia State University

Emporia

KS

$35,150

El Centro, Inc.

Kansas City

KS

$6,000

University of Kansas Legal Services for Students

Lawrence

KS

$44,650

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights

KY

$73,150

Legal Aid Society, Inc.(Volunteer Lawyer Program)

Louisville

KY

$24,700

Southern University Law Clinic

Baton Rouge

LA

$71,250

New Orleans Legal Assistance Corporation

New Orleans

LA

$13,000

Greater Boston Legal Services

Boston

MA

$25,450

Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc.

Lynn

MA

$20,000

Southeastern Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation

New Bedford

MA

$12,000

Community Action Agency of Somerville, Inc.

Somerville

MA

$19,000

Bentley College

Waltham

MA

$85,500

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Services

Baltimore

MD

$70,000

National Tax Clinic, Inc.

Bowie

MD

$25,000

Pinetree Legal Assistance

Portland

ME

$85,500

Accounting Aid Society

Detroit

MI

$19,000

Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law

East Lansing

MI

$50,000

Legal Services of Eastern Michigan

Flint

MI

$10,000

Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance

Minneapolis

MN

$59,850

Regents of the University of Minnesota

Minneapolis

MN

$85,500

Budget and Financial Management Assistance

Kansas City

MO

$66,500

University of Missouri Kansas City Tax Law Foundation

Kansas City

MO

$71,250

Southwest Missouri State University

Springfield

MO

$62,700

Southeast Mississippi Legal Services Corp.

Hattiesburg

MS

$25,650

North Mississippi Rural Legal Services

Oxford

MS

$21,850

Montana Legal Services Association

Missoula

MT

$23,750

Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, Inc.

Charlotte

NC

$85,500

North Dakota Legal Services

New Town

ND

$28,500

Nebraska Legal Services

Omaha

NE

$33,250

Legal Advice & Referral Center

Concord

NH

$12,000

NH Pro Bono Referral System

Concord

NH

$10,000

South Jersey Legal Services

Bridgetown

NJ

$47,500

Accountants for the Public Interest-NJ

Hightstown

NJ

$28,500

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

New Brunswick

NJ

$85,000

Passaic County Legal Aid Society, Inc.

Paterson

NJ

$85,500

New Mexico Advocates for Children & Families

Albuquerque

NM

$64,600

Nevada Legal Services

Las Vegas

NV

$71,250

Albany Law School

Albany

NY

$85,000

Bronx Legal Services

Bronx

NY

$85,500

Bedford Stuyvesant Community (LSO)

Brooklyn

NY

$59,850

Brooklyn Legal Services Corp B

Brooklyn

NY

$85,000

Erie County Bar Assn Volunteer Lawyers Proj, Inc.

Buffalo

NY

$10,000

Westchester Community Opportunity Program, Inc.

Elmsford

NY

$85,500

Young Korean-American Service & Education Center, Inc.

Flushing

NY

$25,000

Ithaca College

Ithaca

NY

$24,700

Circulo de la Hispanidad, Inc.

Long Beach

NY

$20,000

Project Challenge of Long Island NY, Inc.

Long Beach

NY

$23,750

Fordham University

New York

NY

$85,000

The Legal Aid Society

New York

NY

$85,000

Rural Opportunities, Inc.

Rochester

NY

$85,500

Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County, Inc.

Rochester

NY

$8,000

Syracuse University

Syracuse

NY

$85,500

Community Legal Aid Services, Inc.

Akron

OH

$85,500

Friendship Foundation of American-Vietnamese, Inc.

Cleveland

OH

$55,000

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Cleveland

OH

$40,000

Ohio State Legal Services Association

Columbus

OH

$23,375

Legal Aid Society of Dayton, Inc.

Dayton

OH

$23,375

Lake Erie College

Painesville

OH

$13,000

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.

Toledo

OH

$31,000

Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, Inc.

Oklahoma City

OK

$33,250

Northeastern State University

Tahlequah

OK

$13,300

Community Action Project of Tulsa County, Inc.

Tulsa

OK

$47,500

Legal Aid Services of Oregon

Hillsboro

OR

$32,000

Northwestern School of Law Lewis and Clark College

Portland

OR

$55,000

Philadelphia Legal Assistance

Philadelphia

PA

$35,000

Duquesne University School of Law

Pittsburgh

PA

$80,000

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh

PA

$85,000

Villanova University School of Law

Villanova

PA

$85,000

Rhode Island Tax Clinic, Inc.

Johnston

RI

$85,000

Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc.

Providence

RI

$31,200

The South Carolina Centers for Equal Justice

Greenville

SC

$85,500

Technology for the Rural Enhancement of Communities

Vale

SD

$47,500

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands

Oak Ridge

TN

$85,000

Central Dallas Food Pantry, Inc.

Dallas

TX

$17,000

Legal Services of North Texas

Dallas

TX

$40,000

Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, Inc.

Houston

TX

$85,500

Texas Tech University

Lubbock

TX

$49,000

Centro Familiar Cristiano, Inc.

Sugar Land

TX

$38,000

Texas Rural Legal Aid, Inc.

Weslaco

TX

$25,650

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City

UT

$47,500

National Society of Public Accountants

Alexandria

VA

$30,000

Boat People S.O.S., Inc.

Falls Church

VA

$64,600

Legal Services of Northern Virginia

Falls Church

VA

$25,000

The Community Tax Law Project

Richmond

VA

$85,000

University of Washington

Seattle

WA

$82,650

Gonzaga University

Spokane

WA

$51,300

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