The American Rescue Plan will temporarily increase the Child Tax Credit and make the full Child Tax Credit available to all children except those in families with the highest incomes. This proposal would markedly reduce the number of children in families with incomes below the poverty line while narrowing the gap in poverty rates between white children and Black and Latino children. Some have raised concerns that proposals to expand the Child Tax Credit and make the full credit available to all children in families with low income, including those in which a parent is out of work, will discourage work. This article, from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, makes the case that the strong benefits of the proposal far outweigh any potential reduction in employment.
Article September 22, 2021
Through an interview with Kari King, and Maggie Livelsberger of the Pennsylvania Partnership for Children, this document highlights the PN-3 work underway in Pennsylvania.
Article September 21, 2021
Cara Ciminillo, Executive Director at Trying Together, provides an overview of Allegheny County’s goals and activities to support PN-3 children and families.
Article September 16, 2021
The State and Local Fiscal Recover Fund (SLFRF) is providing counties with $65.1 billion in funding to cover increased expenditures, replenish lost revenue, and mitigate economic harm from the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource highlights examples of SLFRF spending strategies from counties across the country.