U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Community-based Approaches to Strengthening Economic Supports for Working Families
Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are a pressing public health issue in the United States, affecting people across the lifespan and disproportionately experienced by racial/ethnic minority communities. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a benefit for working people with low to moderate income, has been shown to reduce child maltreatment and foster positive health outcomes and reduced health care costs by reducing poverty and enhancing economic stability of low-income, working families.
The Community-based Approaches to Strengthening Economic Supports for Working Families Initiative seeks to determine if implementation of EITC outreach and education activities in communities at higher risk for ACEs can result in (1) increased EITC receipt and (2) changes in risk and/or protective factors for ACEs. To achieve this goal, OMH expects recipients to address the following objectives:
- Establish multi-sectorial partnerships to support EITC outreach and education activities in communities at higher risk for ACEs
- Plan and implement EITC outreach and education activities in communities at higher risk for ACEs
- Develop and implement a process and outcome evaluation plan
- Communicate and disseminate findings, successes and lessons learned
- Plan for sustainability of successful interventions
Amount: A total of $2,000,000 is available to make up to 6 awards that range from $300,000-$450,000 per budget period. The period of performance is not to exceed 3 years.
Eligibility: State governments, local governments, school districts, institutions of higher education, tribal governments, public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, tribal organizations, nonprofits, and U.S. territories.
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