IRS Logo
Print - Click this link to Print this page

IRS Announces Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Grant Recipients

IR-2016-32, Feb. 26, 2016

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced $10.72 million in matching grants to 129 recipients across the country for development, expansion or continuation of qualified Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) for the 2016 grant year.

The IRS plans to award additional part-year matching grants pursuant to a supplemental application period open to qualifying organizations in certain identified underserved areas. For more see news release IR-2016-31

LITCs are organizations that represent low income taxpayers in federal tax disputes with the IRS for free or for a nominal fee and provide tax education and outreach to taxpayers who speak English as a second language (ESL).

Through the LITC program, the IRS awards matching grants of up to $100,000 per year to qualifying organizations. The LITC program is a federal grant program administered by the Taxpayer Advocate Service, led by the National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina E. Olson. Although LITCs receive partial funding from the IRS, LITCs, their employees, and volunteers are independent from the IRS.

More information about LITCs and the work they do to represent, educate, and advocate on behalf of low income and ESL taxpayers is available in IRS Publication 5066, LITC Program Report. IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List, provides information about LITCs by geographic area, including contact information and details about the languages, in addition to English, in which each LITC offers services. Publication 5066 and Publication 4134 are available at IRS.gov.

The grant year began on Jan. 1 and ends on Dec. 31. A list of organizations awarded grants for the 2016 grant year can be found on IRS.gov.

The following is a list of organizations awarded a grant for the 2016 grant year:

2016 LOW INCOME TAXPAYER CLINICS

 

 

Name of Organization

 

City

 

State

 

Award Amount

Alaska Business Development Center, Inc. Anchorage

AK

$48,250

Legal Services Alabama, Inc. Montgomery

AL

$50,000

Legal Aid of Arkansas, Inc. Jonesboro

AR

$60,000

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock

AR

$98,000

Catholic Community Services of Southern Arizona, Inc. Tucson

AZ

$75,000

Community Legal Services, Inc. Phoenix

AZ

$85,000

DNA-People's Legal Services Window Rock

AZ

$60,000

Bet Tzedek Los Angeles

CA

$85,000

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

CA

$95,000

Central California Legal Services, Inc. Fresno

CA

$90,000

Chapman University Orange

CA

$100,000

Chinese Newcomers Service Center San Francisco

CA

$60,000

Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Association of San Francisco San Francisco

CA

$90,000

Koreatown Youth and Community Center, Inc. Los Angeles

CA

$85,000

Legal Aid Society of Orange County Santa Ana

CA

$100,000

Legal Aid Society of San Diego San Diego

CA

$100,000

Pepperdine University Malibu

CA

$85,000

President and Board of Trustees of Santa Clara College Santa Clara

CA

$95,000

The University Corporation Northridge

CA

$70,000

University of San Diego San Diego

CA

$90,000

University of Denver (Colorado Seminary) Denver

CO

$100,000

Quinnipiac University Hamden

CT

$100,000

University of Connecticut Storrs

CT

$90,000

American University Washington

DC

$90,000

The Catholic University of America Washington

DC

$82,000

University of the District of Columbia Washington

DC

$90,000

Delaware Community Reinvestment Action Council, Inc. Wilmington

DE

$70,000

Bay Area Legal Services, Inc. Plant City

FL

$60,000

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida, Inc. Daytona Beach

FL

$75,000

Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. St. Petersburg

FL

$95,000

Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Inc. Plantation

FL

$75,000

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc. West Palm Beach

FL

$85,000

Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc. Miami

FL

$100,000

Legal Services of North Florida, Inc. Tallahassee

FL

$100,000

Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc. Gainesville

FL

$45,000

Georgia State University Foundation, Inc. Atlanta

GA

$100,000

Legal Aid Society of Hawaii Honolulu

HI

$70,000

Iowa Legal Aid Des Moines

IA

$100,000

La Posada, Inc. Twin Falls

ID

$80,000

Regents of the University of Idaho Moscow

ID

$99,722

Administer Justice Elgin

IL

$90,000

Center for Economic Progress Chicago

IL

$95,000

Loyola University of Chicago Chicago

IL

$85,000

Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. Rockford

IL

$100,000

Indiana Legal Services, Inc. Indianapolis

IN

$100,000

Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic Indianapolis

IN

$100,000

The Lutheran University Assoc. Inc. d/b/a Valparaiso University Valparaiso

IN

$75,000

University of Notre Dame Notre Dame

IN

$70,000

Kansas Legal Services, Inc. Topeka

KS

$58,816

Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, Inc. Prestonsburg

KY

$75,000

Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington, Inc. Covington

KY

$75,000

Legal Aid Society, Inc. Louisville

KY

$50,000

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services Corp. Hammond

LA

$95,000

Southern University and A&M College Baton Rouge

LA

$60,000

Bentley University Waltham

MA

$85,000

Greater Boston Legal Services Boston

MA

$70,000

President and Fellows of Harvard College Cambridge

MA

$90,000

Springfield Partners for Community Action Springfield

MA

$50,000

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Inc. Baltimore

MD

$90,000

University of Baltimore Foundation, Inc. Baltimore

MD

$80,000

University of Maryland, Baltimore Baltimore

MD

$70,000

Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc. Portland

ME

$95,000

Accounting Aid Society Detroit

MI

$80,000

Legal Aid of Western Michigan Grand Rapids

MI

$77,000

Michigan State University College of Law East Lansing

MI

$100,000

The Regents of the University of Michigan Ann Arbor

MI

$85,000

Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance Minneapolis

MN

$90,000

Regents of the University of Minnesota Minneapolis

MN

$100,000

Curators of the University of Missouri on behalf of UMKC Kansas City

MO

$100,000

Legal Aid of Western Missouri Kansas City

MO

$67,300

Washington University St. Louis

MO

$80,000

North Mississippi Rural Legal Services Oxford

MS

$58,500

Montana Legal Services Association Helena

MT

$65,000

Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, Inc. Charlotte

NC

$100,000

North Carolina Central University Durham

NC

$80,000

Legal Aid of Nebraska Omaha

NE

$36,000

NH Pro Bono Referral Program Concord

NH

$75,000

Legal Services of New Jersey Edison

NJ

$90,000

Northeast New Jersey Legal Services Corp. Jersey City

NJ

$85,000

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Newark

NJ

$100,000

South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. Camden

NJ

$70,000

The University of New Mexico Albuquerque

NM

$90,000

Nevada Legal Services, Inc. Las Vegas

NV

$84,000

Brooklyn Legal Services Corp. A Brooklyn

NY

$85,000

Erie County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, Inc. Buffalo

NY

$82,500

Fordham University Bronx

NY

$95,000

Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc. Albany

NY

$100,000

LSNY-Bronx Corp (d/b/a Legal Services NYC-Bronx) Bronx

NY

$90,000

Queens Legal Services Corp. Jamaica

NY

$100,000

South Brooklyn Legal Services, Inc. Brooklyn

NY

$100,000

Syracuse University Syracuse

NY

$100,000

The Legal Aid Society New York

NY

$100,000

Community Legal Aid Services, Inc. Akron

OH

$61,500

Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. Toledo

OH

$75,000

Legal Aid Society of Cincinnati Cincinnati

OH

$85,000

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland Cleveland

OH

$95,000

Ohio State Legal Services Association Columbus

OH

$78,000

The Legal Aid Society of Columbus Columbus

OH

$80,000

Oklahoma Indian Legal Services, Inc. Oklahoma City

OK

$70,000

Catholic Charities Portland

OR

$88,000

Legal Aid Services of Oregon Portland

OR

$100,000

Lewis and Clark Law School Portland

OR

$100,000

MidPenn Legal Services, Inc. Harrisburg

PA

$85,000

Philadelphia Legal Assistance Center, Inc. Philadelphia

PA

$85,000

Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services Washington

PA

$43,284

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh

PA

$85,000

Villanova University Villanova

PA

$100,000

Rhode Island Legal Services, Inc. Providence

RI

$100,000

South Carolina Legal Services, Inc. Greenville

SC

$85,000

University of South Dakota Vermillion

SD

$80,000

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands Nashville

TN

$100,000

Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc. Memphis

TN

$65,000

Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, Inc. Houston

TX

$70,000

Legal Aid of Northwest Texas Fort Worth

TX

$100,000

Lone Star Legal Aid Houston

TX

$90,000

Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, Inc. Weslaco

TX

$100,000

Texas Tech University Lubbock

TX

$85,000

Centro Hispano Provo

UT

$57,000

Legal Services of Northern Virginia Fairfax

VA

$85,000

The Community Tax Law Project Richmond

VA

$100,000

Washington and Lee University Lexington

VA

$85,000

Vermont Legal Aid, Inc. Burlington

VT

$65,000

Corporation of Gonzaga University Spokane

WA

$94,000

University of Washington Seattle

WA

$100,000

Legal Action of Wisconsin, Inc. Milwaukee

WI

$100,000

Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Inc. Milwaukee

WI

$94,000

Wisconsin Judicare, Inc. Wausau

WI

$80,000

Legal Aid of West Virginia, Inc. Charleston

WV

$44,000

Legal Aid of Wyoming, Inc. Cheyenne

WY

$60,000

 

Follow the IRS on New Media
Subscribe to IRS Newswire

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 17-Feb-2017