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California Essentials for Childhood Initiative (CA)

The California Essentials for Childhood Initiative uses a public health and collective impact approach to align and enhance collaborative efforts to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children, youth and families through systems, policy and social norms change.

Notice of Funding Availability: 2021 CalEITC+ Education and Outreach Grant

The Department of Community Services and Development (CSD), in partnership with the Franchise Tax Board, has released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the 2021 California Earned Income Tax Credit Plus (CalEITC+) Education and Outreach Grant.

The purpose of this NOFA is to inform interested parties of the availability of funding to increase awareness of available tax credits, including CalEITC, the Young Child Tax Credit, the federal EITC, and the federal Child Tax Credit for the 2021 tax filing season. Grant funds under this program must also be used to increase awareness of Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) tax filing status eligibility, to make available ITIN application acceptance assistance to eligible noncitizen Californians at no cost, and to provide free tax preparation assistance services to low- to moderate-income individuals and families to increase the number of eligible Californians who file for the 2021 tax filing season.

CSD seeks to engage established organizations that maintain an existing community presence and trusted relationships, demonstrate extensive experience conducting similar outreach campaigns, and regularly interact with culturally diverse, hard-to-reach populations.

Interested parties may view the NOFA and supporting documents at

A virtual Bidder's Conference is scheduled to be held on October 21, 2021. Please register to attend or view the webinar at

The deadline to submit applications is November 1, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.

About CSD
Under the umbrella of the California Health and Human Services Agency, CSD’s mission is to reduce poverty for Californians by leading the development and coordination of effective and innovative programs. For more information about CSD visit

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