Overview

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.

 

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)

Awards

To date $150,000 has been awarded to two networks.

RESULTS will 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, building support to protect and expand refundable tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit.

NETWORK will 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.