In January 2019, the EITC Pooled Fund made two new Rapid Response Fund awards. The Missouri Budget Project received $30,000 to support efforts to create a new state EITC. New Mexico Voices for Children received $30,000 to support efforts to increase the state’s earned income tax credit (the Working Families Tax Credit) from 10 to 20 percent of the federal EITC and to create a new Child Tax Credit.
The EITC Rapid Response Fund (RRF) was established in 2012 and focuses on quick infusions of support to help an existing effort overcome a communications challenge or opportunity. Awards are made on a rolling basis and range from $15,000-$30,000.
The RRF is one of three funds supported by Economic Opportunity Funders and the EITC Funders Network to help improve efforts to protect current and create new state EITCs. Learn more about the EITC Pooled Fund here.