The Federal EITC Campaign Fund has made three new awards in 2022:
- 1235 Strategies was awarded $75,000 to develop and implement a social media campaign to reach out to and educate young adults of the newly expanded federal EITC and encourage them to complete their taxes in a nonpredatory setting.
- Hispanic Federal of Puerto Rico was awarded $50,000 to work with a larger coalition of organizations on the island to raise awareness of the federally supported, newly established EITC in Puerto Rico.
- Center for Rural Strategies was awarded $100,000 to continue efforts to advance and improve policy and uptake of the federal EITC and CTC.
The Federal EITC Campaign Fund was established in 2020 as an invitation only fund and provides support to national and state-based policy groups to support work on the federal EITC and CTC, including work on tax-based benefits in the context of federal stimulus and relief packages.
Economic Opportunity Funders and the EITC Funders Network administer and oversee the State EITC Rapid Response, Campaign and Policy Development Fund and the Federal EITC Campaign Fund to advance tax fairness and economic opportunity for low-income workers and families through the promotion, protection and expansion of the federal and state EITCs. The four funds – together known as the EITC Pooled Fund – are guided by an advisory group, supported by five national funders and administered in partnership with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and The Hatcher Group.