Expanding the CalEITC: A Smart Investment to Broaden Economic Security in California
The California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) is a refundable state tax credit that helps people who earn little from their jobs to pay for basic necessities. Learn more about in this Budget Center guide onn how EITCs support families, children, and communities.
Targeted Funding for Early Care and Education Could Reach More California Children
This Fact Sheet shows eligibility for subsidized child care by California county while highlighting the significant unmet need that remains for these programs.
Trump Administration Proposal to Shrink the Poverty Line Means More Hardship for Californians
The Trump Administration has quietly announced a proposal to change the way the federal poverty line is updated each year for inflation. This proposal is far more than a minor technical change affecting government statistics — it would cut low-income Californians’ access to health care, basic nutrition, and other essential needs.