Overview

The State EITC Rapid Response Fund (EITC RRF) was established in 2012 as an invitation only fund and 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-$30,000. 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.

What’s New

Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center receives State EITC Rapid Response Fund award

The State EITC Rapid Response Fund (RRF) has awarded the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center $30,000 to supports efforts to expand the state EITC to ITIN holders.  This is the seventh RRF award made in 2021. 

EITC Pooled Fund Awardees Expand State EITCs in NM and WA

Washington State finally funded its Working Families Tax Credit, providings larger rebates to families and is inclusive of immigrants who file taxes with an ITIN. New Mexico expansions include increasing the credit and extending it to ITIN filers and people without children in the home aged 18-24.

State EITC Rapid Response and Campaign Fund 2020 Year-in-Review

This year-end report provides an overview of state EITC rapid response and campaign awards in 2020.

EITC Pooled Fund makes rapid response awards to six states in February 2021

The EITC Pooled has awarded rapid response funds to six states (GA, LA, NM, OK, OR, WA) in February 2021.

EITC Pooled Fund Awardee Expands EITC to Younger Workers (June 2020)

New Jersey expanded their state EITC to younger workers (June 2020).

EITC Rapid Response Fund 2019 Year-in-Review

Read about work accomplished and lessons learned in the 2019 EITC Rapid Response Fund Year-in-Review report!

EITC Pooled Fund Awards 8 Rapid Response Fund Allocations in March 2019

In March 2019, the EITC Pooled Fund made Rapid Response Fund awards in California, Hawaii, New York, Maine, Rhode Island, Utah, Wisconsin, and Washington.

Missouri Budget Project and New Mexico Voices for Children Awarded EITC Rapid Response Funds

New EITC Rapid Response Fund awards to Missouri Budget Project and New Mexico Voices for Children in January 2019.

EITC Rapid Response Fund 2018 Year-in-Review

Read about work accomplished and lessons learned in the 2018 EITC Rapid Response Fund Year-in-Review report!

Rapid Response Fund Awards

To date, $1,463,000 has been awarded to 26 state networks in rapid response funds.

  • 7 awards
  • $204,500
  • States: Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington
  • 1 award
  • $30,000
  • States: New Jersey
  • 10 awards
  • $244,500
  • States: California, Hawaii, Maine, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin
  • 4 awards
  • $120,000
  • States: Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Utah
  • Annual Report
  • 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

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…