There are many other community resources available that assist in our mission to foster self reliance.
Building wealth starts when you set a goal and make a plan to reach that goal. Whatever goal you choose – whether it’s buying a car, buying a house, or getting out from under your debts – learn about proven savings strategies and get simple tips on the best ways to save. On Utah Saves you can learn how to get out of debt, save for emergencies, save at work, save on auto purchases, save for a home, and about savings and investments.
2-1-1 makes a critical connection between individuals and families seeking community resources or wanting to make a difference. By making services easier to access, 2-1-1 fosters self-reliance and encourages citizen involvement.
Food and Care Coalition
The mission of the Food & Care Coalition is to alleviate hunger and diminish the plights of poverty for those who enter their doors. Located in Provo, they are able to provide warm meals and immediate shelter for those in need.
Utah State University Extension Services – Finding Financial Security
Whether you are planning for a baby or retirement, Extension offers the tools and expertise you need to make the most of your financial resources whether it is balancing your budget, buying a home or planning for retirement. Extension also offers money management programs for youth.
VITA – Volunteer Income Tax Preparation
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program offers free tax help to low-income ($45,000 and below) people who would like help in preparing their taxes. Trained volunteers help people get the maximum return through special tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit, and others. There are currently eight locations in the community. Call 2-1-1 to make an appointment to get your taxes done.
EITC – Earned Income Tax Credit
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) sometimes called the Earned Income Credit (EIC), is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. Congress originally approved the tax credit legislation in 1975 in part to offset the burden of social security taxes and to provide an incentive to work. When the EITC exceeds the amount of taxes owed, it results in a tax refund to those who claim and qualify for the credit.
To qualify, taxpayers must meet certain requirements and file a tax return, even if they did not earn enough money to be obligated to file a tax return.
Utah Valley University
The School of Continuing Education at Utah Valley University partners with Community Action to provide accessible education for all members of the community.