IRS News Release  
January 07, 2002

IRS Awards $7 Million to Tax Clinics
Aiding Low-Income Taxpayers

WASHINGTON - As part of the effort to provide top-quality service to America´s taxpayers, the IRS has awarded more than $7 million for legal assistance this year to low-income taxpayer clinics. The Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) grant program, now in its fourth year, is designed to help organizations provide low-cost legal assistance to taxpayers to resolve tax disputes. Organizations operating independent taxpayer clinics can qualify to receive up to $100,000 in matching funds through the program.

This year, 127 organizations will receive funding under the program, which reflects a 25 percent increase in the number of organizations funded last year.

This year´s LITC recipients represent non-profit organizations and accredited academic institutions from 43 states and the District of Columbia.

In its inaugural year, the LITC program awarded nearly $1.5 million in grants for fiscal year (FY) 1999, provided $5 million for FY 2000, $6 million for FY 2001 and over $7 million for the current year.

For the FY 2002 program, 149 organizations, representing 43 states and the District of Columbia, submitted applications for LITC grants totaling over $10.6 million. Last year, 141 grant applications requesting funds were submitted.

The growth of interest in the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic program moves us one step closer to getting tax help to people at all income levels.

The groups selected by the IRS for this year´s grants are:

ALASKA

  • Alaska Business Development Center, Anchorage, $ 78,000.00

ALABAMA

  • Lawson State Community College, Birmingham, $ 40,000.00

ARKANSAS

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Little Rock, $ 80,000.00

ARIZONA

  • Community Legal Services, Inc., Phoenix, $100,000.00
  • DNA-People's Legal Services, Inc., Window Rock, $ 81,287.00

CALIFORNIA

  • Central California Legal Services, Fresno, $ 80,000.00
  • Community Based Education &, Los Angeles, $100,000.00
  • Development Korean Resource Center, Inc., Los Angeles, $100,000.00
  • AIDS Project Los Angeles, Inc., Los Angeles, $ 30,000.00
  • Filipino-American Service Group, Inc., Los Angeles, $ 35,000.00
  • The University Corporation California State, Northridge, $ 27,888.00
  • University Northridge Chapman University School of Law, Orange, $ 75,000.00
  • Assn. of Cultural Social Advancement For Vietnamese, Inc. Redwood City, $ 63,315.00
  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, $ 80,000.00
  • Nihonmachi Legal Outreach, San Francisco, $ 23,164.00
  • San Francisco Bar Assn. Volunteer Legal Services Prog., San Francisco, $ 70,000.00
  • Tax Aid, San Francisco, $ 75,000.00
  • Legal Aid Society of Orange County, Santa Ana, $100,000.00

COLORADO

  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, $ 75,565.00

CONNECTICUT

  • Quinnipiac College, School of Law, Hamden, $ 80,000.00
  • University of Connecticut - School of Law Hartford, $ 75,000.00

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

  • American University Washington, Washington, $ 70,000.00
  • College of Law Central American Resource Center, Washington, $ 25,700.00
  • Community Tax Aid, Inc., Washington, $ 70,000.00

FLORIDA

  • Central Florida Legal Services, Inc., Daytona Beach, $ 70,000.00
  • Coalition of Florida Farmworker Organization, Inc., Homestead, $ 20,000.00
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc., Jacksonville, $ 20,000.00
  • Legal Services of Greater Miami, Miami, $ 70,000.00
  • Northwest Florida Legal Services, Pensacola, $ 25,000.00
  • Legal Services of North Florida, Inc., Tallahassee, $ 50,000.00
  • Bay Area Legal Services, Inc., Tampa, $ 25,000.00

GEORGIA

  • Georgia State University, College of, Atlanta, $ 75,000.00
  • Law JC Vision and Associates Corporation, Hinesville, $ 10,000.00
  • Morehouse College, Atlanta, $100,000.00

HAWAII

  • Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, Honolulu, $ 55,420.00
  • Hawaii Pro Bono Lawyer Referral Project Volunteer Legal Services, Honolulu, $ 50,000.00

IDAHO

  • University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, $ 50,000.00

ILLINOIS

  • Center for Law and Human Services, Chicago, $ 50,000.00
  • Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-, Chicago, $ 80,000.00
  • Kent College of Law Julie Yen Tax Assistance Program, Chicago, $ 25,000.00
  • Korean American Resource and Cultural Center, Chicago, $ 50,000.00
  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, $ 41,000.00
  • National Foundation for Abused and Neglected Children Chicago, $ 10,000.00

INDIANA

  • Su Casa Columbus, Columbus, $ 27,386.00
  • Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, Indianapolis, $ 50,000.00
  • The Lutheran University Association, Valparaiso, $ 50,000.00
  • Combined Community Services, Inc., Warsaw, $ 25,000.00

IOWA

  • Legal Services Corp. of Iowa, Des Moines, $ 74,554.00

KENTUCKY

  • Northern Kentucky University, Highland Hgts., $ 83,088.00
  • Legal Aid Society, Inc. (Volunteer Lawyer Program), Louisville, $ 28,700.00

LOUISIANA

  • New Orleans Legal Assistance, New Orleans, $ 17,343.00
  • Corporation Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, $ 50,000.00

MASSACHUSETTS

  • Merrimack Valley Legal Services, Lowell, $ 5,000.00
  • Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., Lynn, $ 28,654.00
  • Southeastern Mass. Legal Assistance Corp. New Bedford, $ 16,800.00
  • Community Action Agency of, Somerville, $ 20,000.00
  • Somerville, Inc Bentley College, Waltham, $ 75,000.00

MAINE

  • Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc., Portland, $ 70,000.00

MARYLAND

  • Community Ministry of Montgomery
  • County, Inc., Rockville, $ 16,471.00
  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, Inc., Baltimore, $ 98,215.00

MICHIGAN

  • Accounting Aid Society, Detroit, $ 27,000.00
  • Educational Social Foundation, Southfield, $ 40,000.00
  • Michigan State University-Detroit, East Lansing, $ 80,000.00
  • College of Law Legal Services of Eastern Michigan, Flint, $ 55,712.00

MINNESOTA

  • Mid-Minnesota Legal Assistance, Minneapolis, $ 40,000.00
  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, $100,000.00

MISSOURI

  • Budget and Financial Management, Kansas City, $ 93,000.00
  • Assistance University of Missouri Kansas City/ KC, Kansas City, $100,000.00
  • Tax Clinic Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield, $ 68,594.00

MISSISSIPPI

  • Southeast Mississippi Legal Services, Hattiesburg, $ 40,000.00
  • North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, Oxford, $ 25,000.00

NEVADA

  • Nevada Legal Services, Las Vegas, $ 75,000.00

NEW JERSEY

  • Cape-Atlantic Legal Services, Atlantic City, $ 35,000.00
  • Camden Regional Legal Services, Inc., Camden, $ 65,000.00
  • Accountants for the Public Interest-NJ, Hightstown, $ 15,160.00
  • Passaic County Legal Aid Society, Inc., Paterson, $ 50,000.00
  • Rutgers University Law School, Piscataway, $ 70,000.00

NEW MEXICO

  • New Mexico Advocates for Children & Families Albuquerque, $ 75,000.00
  • New Mexico Business Resources Center, Albuquerque, $ 35,000.00

NEW YORK

  • Albany Law School, Albany, $ 50,000.00
  • The Research Foundation of State University of NY at Bing., Binghamton, $ 10,000.00
  • Bronx Legal Services, Bronx, $100,000.00
  • Brooklyn Legal Services Corp B, Brooklyn, $100,000.00
  • Bedford Stuyvesant Community Legal Services Corp. Brooklyn, $ 69,751.00
  • Westchester Community Opportunity Program Inc. Elmsford, $ 80,000.00
  • Young Korean American Service and, Flushing, $ 52,500.00
  • Education Center Ithaca College, Ithaca, $ 26,483.00
  • Circulo de la Hispanidad, Inc., Long Beach, $ 90,000.00
  • Project Challenge of Long Island, Inc., Long Beach, $ 30,000.00
  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, $ 50,000.00
  • The Legal Aid Society, New York, $ 70,000.00
  • Rural Opportunities, Inc., Rochester, $ 70,000.00
  • Volunteer Legal Services of Monroe, Rochester, $ 9,929.00
  • County Syracuse University, Syracuse, $ 50,000.00

NORTH CAROLINA

  • Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, Inc., Charlotte, $ 40,000.00
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, $ 70,000.00

NORTH DAKOTA

  • North Dakota Legal Services, New Town, $ 33,400.00

OHIO

  • Community Legal Aid Services, Inc, Akron, $ 54,100.00
  • Friendship Foundation of American-Vietnamese, Inc., Cleveland, $ 46,970.00
  • Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, Cleveland, $ 50,025.00
  • Lake Erie College, Painesville, $ 14,463.00

OKLAHOMA

  • Community Action Project of Tulsa, Tulsa, $100,000.00
  • County Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, $ 10,000.00

OREGON

  • Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO), Hillsboro, $ 32,000.00
  • Lewis and Clark Legal Clinic Northwestern College of Law, Portland, $ 56,970.00

PENNSYLVANIA

  • Philadelphia Legal Assistance Center, Philadelphia, $ 39,598.00
  • The University of Pittsburgh School of, Pittsburgh, $ 70,000.00
  • Law Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, $ 67,410.00
  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, $ 70,000.00

RHODE ISLAND

  • Rhode Island Tax Clinic, Inc., Providence, $ 25,000.00

SOUTH CAROLINA

  • Legal Services Agency of Western Carolina, Inc., Greenville, $ 50,000.00

TENNESSEE

  • Rural Legal Services of Tennessee and the Cumberlands Oak Ridge, $ 50,000.00

TEXAS

  • Central Dallas Food Pantry Inc., Dallas, $ 27,582.14
  • Legal Service of North Texas, Dallas, $ 30,000.00
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, $100,000.00
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, Inc., Houston, $100,000.00
  • Centro Familiar Cristiano, Inc., Sugar Land, $100,000.00

VERMONT

  • Champlain Valley O.E.O., Inc., Burlington, $ 25,000.00

VIRGINIA

  • Urban Alternatives Foundation, Arlington, $ 48,336.00
  • Boat People S.O.S. Inc., Fairfax, $100,000.00
  • The Community Tax Law Project, Richmond, $100,000.00

WASHINGTON

  • University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, $ 98,935.00
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, $ 38,500.00

WISCONSIN

  • Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, $ 68,772.00
  • University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, $ 70,000.00

WEST VIRGINIA

  • West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, $ 16,207.76
  • Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, $ 80,000.00

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