The Federal EITC Campaign Fund was established in 2020 as an invitation only fund and provides support to national and state-based policy groups to support work on the federal EITC and CTC, including work on tax-based benefits in the context of federal stimulus and relief packages.
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.
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Tax Credits for Workers and Their Families (led by The Hatcher Group)
To date $510,000 has been awarded to four networks.
Parents Together was awarded $160,000 in 2021 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.
The Center for Rural Strategies has received a $100,000 to convene, catalyze and amplify diverse rural voices 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. Read more about the EITC and CTC expansions in the American Rescue Plan here.
RESULTS was awarded $25,000 in 2021 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.
RESULTS was awarded $75,000 in 2020 to identify and train grassroots advocate leaders — prioritizing those with personal experiences of living in poverty and in key states — to educate federal lawmakers about poverty in their communities and build support to protect and expand refundable tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit.
NETWORK received $75,000 in 2021 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.
NETWORK received $75,000 in 2020 to engage its activist network and national partner organizations in activist and policymaker education on tax-based benefits in COVID-19 relief packages and expanding EITC/CTC as one of our government’s most effective anti-poverty programs.