Overview

The EITC Rapid Response Fund (RRF) was developed as a rapid response fund mechanism to facilitate the quick dissemination of targeted funds to state groups engaged in key communications battles. Threats to state EITC policies were identified as a focus for the first Rapid Response Fund in 2012. The RRF is guided by an advisory group and administered by EOF and the EITC Funders Network in partnership with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and The Hatcher Group.

About the EITC

The EITC was established in 1975 as the nation’s most significant policy reform to reduce poverty and incentivize work for low income Americans.  Current EITC-related policy efforts aim to maintain and expand the EITC so that it continues to benefit working families.

See these links for more information:

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 

The Tax Policy Center

Tax Credits for Workers and Their Families (led by The Hatcher Group)

Rapid Response Fund Awards

To date, $954,000 has been awarded to 20 state networks in rapid response funds.

  • 3 awards
  • $90,000
  • States: Maine, Massachusetts, Utah
  • 3 awards
  • $105,000
  • States: Hawaii, Michigan, Montana
  • Annual Report
  • 5 awards
  • $180,000
  • States: Kansas, Maryland, *Missouri, Hawaii
  • Annual Report

*awarded two contracts in same year

  • 5 awards
  • $150,000
  • States: Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Montana
  • Annual Report
  • 10 awards
  • $250,000
  • States: Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine North Carolina, New Mexico, Rhode Island, *Utah, Virginia
  • Annual Report

*awarded two contracts in same year

  • 7 awards
  • $112,000
  • State: Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, North Carolina, Oregon, Utah, Vermont
  • Annual Report
  • 4 awards
  • $67,000
  • State: Michigan, Oklahoma, Washington
  • Annual Report

What’s New

EITC Rapid Response Fund Awards in 2018

In 2018, the EITC Rapid Response Fund awarded contracts to groups in Maine, Massachusetts, Montana and Utah.

EITC Rapid Response Fund 2017 Year-in-Review

Read about work accomplished and lessons learned in the 2017 EITC Rapid Response Fund Year-in-Review report!

Evaluation

EITC Rapid Response Fund Evaluation

The EITC Rapid Response Fund (EITC RRF) is one of three funds administered by EOF and the EITC Funders Network in partnership with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) and the Hatcher Group to help improve efforts to protect current and create new state EITCs. The EITC RRF was established in 2012 and…