The Polis-Primavera Administration, AmeriCorps, Serve Colorado, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) are collaborating to support the economic mobility of Coloradans. Partners will work to increase enrollment in the Child Tax Credit (CTC), Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC). The partnership will also support financial literacy training, tax filing assistance, unified benefit enrollment, education assistance, increasing affordable housing options, raising awareness and implementation of paid family leave, and other strategies.
AmeriCorps will prioritize economic mobility projects for AmeriCorps NCCC Southwest Region members and engage AmeriCorps VISTA members and AmeriCorps Seniors grantees in supporting economic mobility priorities.
Serve Colorado will give priority consideration to economic mobility programs through its AmeriCorps State grant competitions. CDPHE’s Title V Maternal and Child Health Program will work with partners to identify priority needs for economic mobility programming for AmeriCorps consideration.
In celebration of this partnership, Governor Polis proclaimed January 14, 2022 as AmeriCorps Economic Mobility Day. Click here to view the proclamation.
Tax Credit Enrollment Resources
Get Ahead Colorado connects Coloradans to resources for remote filing, tax filing assistance, and tax credit information. Individuals can also sign up for IRS-certified Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) tax appointments.
Volunteers are needed at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites across the state to answer questions related to tax enrollment and tax credit assistance, prepare tax returns, and greet individuals seeking services. Volunteers will be trained on how to assist individuals. To learn more and sign up visit Spark the Change Colorado.
Spark the Change Colorado is a leading resource, strategist and partner that inspires, engages, mobilizes and empowers individuals, communities and organizations to become a driving force for good through the power of volunteerism, service and engagement.
For additional information on volunteering at VITA sites and opportunities not yet listed on Spark the Change Colorado, visit the IRS VITA page.