EITC Awareness Day 2017

  EITC Awareness Day is coming up on January 27th. Below are some resources to help get the word out: The Taxpayer Opportunity Network and CFED have crafted ways to spread the word about the EITC in 5, 10 and 30 minutes. The EITC Awareness Day Toolkit also includes state-by-state data snapshots and sample social media posts in…

EITC as a Cost-Effective Health Policy Investment

Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health has released a new study showing that the EITC can be a highly cost-effective health policy investment. Researchers analyzed data from the 1993-2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System surveys as well as state level life expectancy and determined the cost-effectiveness of state EITC supplements using a microsimulation model…

December 2016 Newsletter Interviews: Robert Greenstein of CBPP and Elizabeth Kneebone of the Brookings Institution

In the wake of the 2016 election, we turned to two federal EITC policy experts to tell us their views on what’s next for the federal EITC. Robert Greenstein, Founder and President of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Elizabeth Kneebone, Fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institute, provided their thoughts in response to…

November 2016: Advancing Opportunity for South Carolinians

On November 2nd, the EITC Funders Network co-hosted a funder conversation in Columbia, SC on two-generation approaches to creating opportunity for South Carolina’s families and children together with the Greenville Partnership for Philanthropy, the South Carolina Grantmakers Network, the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, and the United Way Association of South Carolina. See…

September 2016: Savings, the EITC, and Financial Coaching, A Funder-to-Funder Conversation

The EITC Funders Network and the Asset Funders Network co-hosted a unique funders-only opportunity to explore the intentional linkages between savings, the EITC, and financial coaching on Thursday, September 29th at the 2016 Assets Learning Conference (ALC) in Washington, DC. Household savings, especially flexible assets, can play a key role in creating economic stability, opportunity, and even…