The EITC Pooled Fund has made three new awards to national organizations working to help build public support for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and make the recent EITC and Child Tax Credit (CTC) expansions in the American Rescue Plan permanent and two new awards to state-based organizations working to build public support for state EITCs.
Federal EITC Campaign Awards
- Parents Together was awarded $160,000 to educate a wide national audience of parents about the expanded CTC, make sure low-income parents sign up, and catalyze a visible outpouring of parents supporting permanency.
- RESULTS was awarded $25,000 to grow and mobilize their network of advocates to build political leadership for making the ARPA temporary EITC and CTC expansions permanent in order to achieve historic breakthroughs against poverty.
- NETWORK Advocates for Catholic Social Justice was awarded $75,000 to engage their activist network and national partner organizations in activist and policymaker education to promote implementation of expanded tax-based benefits and make permanent EITC/CTC as one of our government’s most effective anti-poverty programs.
State EITC Campaign Awards
- Espacios Abiertos was awarded $250,000 over two years to support efforts to ensure that families, particularly female headed households, that are eligible for the newly expanded EITC in Puerto Rico, actually get it.
- One Voice was awarded $250,000 over two years to support efforts to re-engage lawmakers, non-profit organizations, community and business leaders, media, and the general public to raise awareness of the state EITC and influence the enactment of a state EITC in Mississippi.
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.