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Burlington, Vermont
 

Contact Information

If you, your business, or organization are interested in becoming a part of the Disability Initiative Workgroup, please contact  Lisa alcone at [email protected]

If you are already a member of the Disability Initiative Workgroup and have questions regarding the IRS participation, then please contact Tony Orzech at [email protected] .

 
 

Disability Initiative Workgroup

CASH Coalition of Chittenden County is an alliance of representatives from the nonprofit, government, and business sectors dedicated to supporting tax and asset building needs of low-income constituents in Chittenden County. It has been in existence since 2003 and has expanded from 18 agency members to 40 agency members. Burlington, Vermont was recently selected as one of the REI Tour states. Our efforts thus far focus on partnership building to reach out to the disability community. A key focus is bringing free tax preparation and asset building services to people with disabilities by making our services as convenient and mobile as possible and promoting the Earned Income Tax Credit. Thus far we have sent Braille documents on the Earned Income Tax Credit to organizations serving the blind.

For the 2011 filing season, the Coalition will work to implement special outreach to people with disabilities and their families. Plans for sustaining and growing the program long term include expanding into additional underserved areas, formulating a disability committee, and establishing new partnerships with disability organizations. CASH already serves a number of persons with disabilities and their families and these activities will expand and enhance the services that we provide.