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The mission of First Nations Development Institute is to invest in and create innovative institutions and models that strengthen asset control and support economic development for American Indian people and their communities. Innovative Native VITA Site Programs, a new initiative of First Nations, will provide grants of $15,000 each to three organizations for building or expanding Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites in Native American communities. The focus is on VITA programs that offer asset-building models, links to benefits programs, and/or connections to savings programs. The program is designed to support innovations such as the tax time savings bond, low- or no-fee debit cards for unbanked clients, alternative RALs, or anything else that enables tax filers to save money. The application deadline is November 9, 2012. Visit the First Nations website to submit an online application.