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VITA Updates

Tax Help Utah – the VITA free tax program - has completed analysis of 2019 Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) results for Utah. Utah’s participation rate is still at the 75% range, meaning 1 out of 4 people eligible for EITC are not claiming it. This year's efforts are around education and…

Oppose the Increase on the Sales Tax on Food!

The Utah Legislature is looking to increase the sales tax on food rate from 3 percent to 6.1 percent. An increased tax on food will hurt Utah's most vulnerable by adding an estimated $172 - $252 more a year to a family's grocery bill. Grocery taxes hurt the struggling seniors on fixed…

2020 Census and Children Under 5

Children under 5 are one of the largest groups of undercounted people in the United States. 2020 Census information will be used to determine how to spend billions of dollars of federal and state funds over the next 10 years. Much of that money funds programs such as nutrition assistance,…

CAP Utah in the News

Recently our Executive Director, Clint Cottam, was interviewed by KSL TV about what moving to a cashless society could mean for Utah's most vulnerable population. While there are benefits to moving to a cashless society, doing so can be difficult for unbanked households. According to 2017 data, 2.5% of Utan's have no access…

We're Moving!

CAP Utah is moving! We're leaving Murray and headed up to Davis County. Starting October 1st, our new offices will be at Open Doors in Layton. Our phone numbers will remain the same and our new address will be: 875 E Highway 193 Layton, UT 84040-6544  

Community Action MOODLE

The Region 8 RPIC is excited to announce the launch of MOODLE - an online learning platform for all Community Action Agencies throughout our region!  All staff from each Community Action Agency in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming will be able to access MOODLE for a variety of topics related to CSBG, ROMA, and more!  MOODLE will allow you to participate…