Pandemic Response: Temporary Program Changes 1

Wednesday May 27, 2020

The CVA Program team would like to send our best wishes to everyone impacted by the evolving health and economic crisis.  The CVA Program is open and will continue accepting applications during this crisis. However, due to ongoing disruptions caused by the evolving health and economic crisis, the CVA Program has made several programmatic changes to protect our team’s health and safety, while also accommodating program participants who are impacted by the evolving health and economic crisis.

May Updates:

  • We have extended the deadline to redeem a grant by an additional 90 days for any approved grant applications until June 30th, 2020. In total, approved applicants will have 125 days to redeem their funds once the grant application has been approved. We realize it might not be possible to redeem a grant within the normal 35-day timeline and we encourage our participants to wait to visit a dealership until federal, state and local guidance deems it safe to do so.


  • Starting May 1st, 2020 we will accept tax transcripts directly from participants. We are currently unable to collect tax transcripts because the IRS is temporarily suspending acceptance of new tax transcript requests at this time.


  • The IRS tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15th. Therefore, we will continue to accept 2018 tax transcripts until July 15th, 2020.


We will continue monitoring the impacts of the evolving health and economic crisis and will consider additional changes beyond June 30th, 2020 if needed.  Please continue visiting our website to access the most up-to-date information. Again, the CVA Program team is with you, your family and our community during this difficult time.