Expanding Access to the Child Tax Credit – Nov 1

Posted by City of Philadelphia Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity on October 5, 2021

Community organizations that serve the lowest income Philadelphians are invited to apply for a new grant opportunity to help families claim their new federal Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments.

It’s only been two months, but here’s what we know: the expanded Child Tax Credit payments issued by the IRS are already helping millions of families across the U.S. in reducing child hunger, and it is estimated that 75,000 Philadelphians will be lifted out of poverty if everyone claims the payments they are eligible for. But some of the lowest income Philadelphians are at risk of leaving this money on the table because the IRS does not have their information to begin making payments.

This is where you come in. The City of Philadelphia has dedicated additional resources to reach families and help them sign-up for the payments, including a new grant opportunity. Community organizations that serve the lowest income Philadelphians are encouraged to apply for funding to conduct outreach and help families claim the expanded CTC payments. Funds can be used to educate residents and help them claim the payments.

It’s not too late. Even if families have missed the monthly payments, they can still get the full amount they are eligible for by filing their information with the IRS, but we need your help. Together, we can ensure that every eligible Philadelphian claims this benefit.

Learn more and apply.

Proposals due November 1, 2021.

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