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CRA Update: Accepting Grant Applications

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The CRA is now accepting grant applications from organizations that host free tax clinics!

From May 1 until June 30, 2021, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will accept grant applications from community organizations that offered free tax clinics in 2021 through the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) and the Income Tax Assistance – Volunteer Program in Quebec.

The CVITP grant will help organizations offset some the costs of running tax clinics and provide financial support based on the number of returns filed. If your organization has registered to the program and offered free tax clinics in 2021, apply for the grant now!  

To assess your organization’s eligibility and determine the funding amount, the CRA will review information collected in your organization’s program registration and your grant application. If your organization hosted free tax clinics between February 22, 2021, and May 31, 2021, you are encouraged to apply to receive CVITP grant funding in 2021. The CRA will review applications and determine funding on a first come, first served basis within each province and territory.

You can find more information about the grant program, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, by visiting Grant for hosting free tax clinics.

It is not too late to host a tax clinic

Some tax clinics are operating year-round. If you’re interested in hosting a free tax clinic, visit Host a free tax clinic. Organizations that host free tax clinics from June 1, 2021, to May 31, 2022 will be eligible for 2022 grant funding. With more organizations offering this service, more Canadians will have the support they need to access the benefits and credits to which they’re entitled.

Join us for a free CVITP grant program webinar

We’re hosting a live and interactive webinar about the new CVITP grant program! Register to learn more about eligibility for the CVITP grant and how to apply.

The webinar is on Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at the following times:


Newfoundland and Labrador


Ontario, Nunavut

Manitoba, Saskatchewan

Alberta, Northwest Territories

British Columbia



Register Now






12pm MST

11am PST



Register now






9am MST

8am PST



Source: Canada Revenue Agency 

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