The EITC Pooled Fund has made three new Rapid Response Fund awards to state organizations working to help build public support for state EITCs, CTCs and other tax credits.
- Colorado Fiscal Institute was awarded $35,000 to support efforts to restructure TABOR rebate mechanisms to make them fairer, modernize them, simplify them, and ensure that working Coloradans receive a larger TABOR refund amount.
- The DC Fiscal Policy Institute was awarded $35,000 to support efforts to extend eligibility for DC’s EITC to workers filing taxes with an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN); grow take-up of the DC EITC; and ensure that receipt of other public benefits is not put at risk due to monthly payment of the credit.
- Georgia Budget and Policy Institute was awarded $35,000 to support efforts to to build public support for the creation of a state EITC (locally known as the Georgia Work Credit).
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.