December: Creating Impact in the South — The EITC Policy Development Fund

Thursday, December 6th  Click here to access the recording!   How do grantmakers work collaboratively to fight poverty and economic instability in the South? By creating a shared strategy, selecting a targeted intervention, and allowing grantees time to build capacity to build toward long-term success. Launched in 2016, a unique pooled fund – the Earned…

December 2018 Newsletter Interview: Ria Pugeda, Senior Program Officer at the Consumer Health Foundation

Interview with a Funder Why is supporting economic security and asset building essential to your mission?  The Consumer Health Foundation’s (CHF’s) website reflects our view on the intersection of health equity, economic justice, and racial equity. It reads “Health inequities are unjust and preventable differences in health between groups of people. They are created and…

November 2018: Looking Ahead – The Future of EITC and Working Families

Looking Ahead: The Future of EITC and Working Families November 15th, 2018 * 3:00-4:00pm EST   Recent advances in State EITC legislation include its expansion to younger and childless workers. California, Maryland and Minnesota are three prominent examples of state-wide expansion of the EITC. This interactive webinar discussed the inception, potential challenges and ultimate success…

Action Needed on “Public Charge”

The proposed “public charge” rule was published in the Federal Register on October 10th, triggering a 60-day public comment period. Under this proposed rule, immigrants seeking admission to the U.S. or applying for lawful permanent residency could be denied if family members, including U.S. citizen children, receive public benefits for which they are eligible (see CLASP’s new fact sheet…

September 2018 Newsletter Interview: Erica Williams, Senior Director of State Policy Initiatives at Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Interview with a Researcher The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) recently released a brief that discusses ways state EITCs make work pay for people of color and women. We followed up with Erica Williams, Senior Director of State Policy Initiatives, to learn more about the role of tax credits in helping to advance…

The EITC and Education and Employment Outcomes

Research recently published in the University of Chicago’s Journal of Labor Economics looked at long-term impacts of state and federal EITC expansions on children’s education and employment outcomes. The authors found that additional EITC exposure in childhood increased the likelihood of high school and college completion and increased earnings in adulthood.

Promoting Split Refunds

In advance of the next tax season, learn more about ways tax sites can encourage families to consider savings through refund splitting. The Get It Back Campaign, a national effort to connect eligible workers to tax benefits, has posted a recording of its training on Effective Ways to Promote Split Refunds. As part of the Get…