If you or someone you know can benefit
from KASI services please contact
Mary O’Doherty at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Beth Workman at email@example.com or
call 502 209-5382.
Kentucky Asset Success Initiative
111 Darby Shire Circle
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Kentucky Asset Success Initiative (KASI) began its campaign to increase awareness about the EITC in southeastern Kentucky in 2004. With funding from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, KASI began its work in three eastern Kentucky Counties where IRS data showed that as many as a quarter of eligible residents were not claiming the credit.
The following year KASI added a project in western Kentucky – the Owensboro-Daviess County Asset Building Coalition -- and added several rural counties to the southeastern Kentucky projects. In 2007 KASI expanded its reach in western Kentucky by opening tax sites in Bowling Green as well as Warren and Barren counties, where IRS data also indicated a need for increased EITC education and outreach. In 2009 the Central Kentucky Economic Empowerment Program joined KASI.
In an effort to reach more taxpayers in rural areas of the state in 2012, the Purchase Area Asset Building Coalition made the service available through a partnership with a major regional employer – Briggs & Stratton, while the Northeastern KY Asset Building Coalition added sites in Montgomery and Carter Counties, expanding services in rural Appalachia. In addition to the 60 permanent sites around the Commonwealth, KASI coalitions prepared taxes at 18 “ad hoc” sites in mostly rural areas.
Today KASI offers services at 80 sites that serve nearly 80 counties across Kentucky. More than a dozen banks, corporations, foundations and other entities have provided support to fuel KASI's growth. In 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011, KASI received grants from the Internal Revenue Service through its VITA Grant Program.