Child Poverty

Upcoming Webinar: Ensuring Families Receive the Child Tax Credit

July 21, 2021 | National

By July 15th, nearly 39 million families, covering 88% of children, should have automatically received their first month’s Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments, helping them with the cost of raising children. However, for the CTC to fulfill its potential to cut child poverty nearly in half, it must reach the nearly nine million children whose families will not receive the payments automatically. Community-based organizations across the country are working with families to conduct outreach and remove barriers to ensure that families get signed up and receive the monthly payments.

Please join the Automatic Benefit for Children (ABC) Coalition, co-chaired by the Children’s Defense Fund and Center for the Study of Social Policy, on July 27th, from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m. ET for a webinar titled “Ensuring Families Receive the Child Tax Credit: Innovative Outreach Strategies and Removing Barriers for Families to Sign Up.” 

Attendees will hear from state and local community-based organizations who serve families about innovative outreach strategies to raise awareness about the transformational credit and get families signed up. You will also see a walk-through training for how to assist families using the IRS’s CTC sign-up tool for families who have not recently filed taxes.

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  • Courtney O’Reilly, Navigator Program Manager, Code for America
  • Darla Bardine, Executive Director, National Network for Youth
  • Kat Lilley-Blair, Chief Executive Officer, Family Promise of Colorado Springs
  • Pablo Blank, Director of Immigrant Integration, CASA