Financial Aid

Confronting Financial Insecurity

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Project Details

COVID-19 has exacerbated already perilous conditions for Connecticut’s financially insecure populations.  Through its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, the Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) has pivoted from traditional in-person tax preparation to a novel and free IRS-approved end-to-end virtual solution.  VITA’s virtual solution offers a means of collecting Earned Income Tax Credits and Economic Impact Payments for severe low-to-moderate income families.

Social and Equity Impact of 4-CT Grant:

●      $2,338,613 worth of tax credits/Economic Impact Payments received by clients converted by intake specialists

●      15 intake specialists hired and 1 project manager hired

(as part of VITA referral)

●      $715,836 claimed for clients

●      149 referrals from 6 NGO partners

●      72 referrals from friends and family

Average client income is $27,927

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