Economic Opportunity Funders and the EITC Funders Network administer and oversee four pooled funds in order 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 comprise:
- State EITC Rapid Response Fund: The State EITC Rapid Response Fund (EITC RRF) was established in 2012 as an invitation only fund. It focuses on quick infusions of support to help an existing effort overcome a campaign or communications challenge or opportunity. Awards are made on a rolling basis and range from $15,000-$50,000.
- State EITC Campaign Fund: The State EITC Campaign Fund (EITC CF) was established in 2017 and focuses on supporting a year-long effort in which a window of opportunity to promote or defend a state EITC seems urgent. Awards are made through an invitation-only RFP process and range from $30,000-$125,000.
- State EITC Policy Development Fund: The EITC Policy Development Fund (EITC PDF) was established in 2015 to provide multi-year support to state-based policy groups laying the groundwork to develop or improve state EITCs. Proposals are requested by invitation and awards range from $75,000-$125,00 a year for two years. Awardees may be eligible to apply for additional support at the end of their two-year contracts if funds are available.
- Federal EITC Campaign Fund: 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.
In 2021, the EITC Pooled Fund awarded $204,500 in State EITC Rapid Response Funds to seven states (GA, LA, MA, NM, OK, OR, WA), $990,000 in State EITC Campaign Funds to eight states (CO, MS, MT, NC, NM, OK, PR, VA), $370,000 in State EITC Policy Development Funds to three states (FL, ID, PA) and $360,000 in Federal EITC Campaign Funds to four national groups (ParentsTogether, the Center for Rural Strategies, RESULTS, and NETWORK Advocates for Catholic Social Justice).