June 21: Child Tax Credit Awareness Day

On Monday, June 21, the Biden-Harris Administration is calling on all elected officials to join in promoting Child Tax Credit Awareness Day — a day of action to get the word out far and wide on the new monthly payments of $250 to $300 for each child included in the American Rescue Plan Act to help families make ends meet.

For those with children, the American Rescue Plan increased the Child Tax Credit from $2,000 per child to $3,000 per child for children over the age of six and from $2,000 to $3,600 for children under the age of six, and raised the age limit from 16 to 17. All working families will get the full credit if they make up to $150,000 for a couple or $112,500 for a family with a single parent (also called Head of Household).

According to a press release:

June 21st will be a day for elected officials, local leaders, faith organizations, community groups, and organizations that fight for children to share their plans for raising awareness of the Child Tax Credit far and wide. National and community organizations from the United Way to MomsRising are working to organize events and media amplification.

Here are some ways to engage on June 21st and in the weeks and months following:

  • Host or join events, or Zoom calls, at family centers, houses of worship, community centers, and other places that families visit, and pitch to local media.
  • Write/place an op-ed about the importance of the Child Tax Credit in your regional or local media outlet.
  • Participate in a webinar with faith and community leaders to tell them about the Child tax Credit and how they can ensure access to the Child Tax Credit for members of their congregations/communities.
  • Partner with school districts, education leaders, and childcare centers to share information with parents.
  • Raise awareness via social media (post, tweet, partner with an advocacy org for an IG LIVE).
  • Join local and national broadcast to discuss the impacts of the CTC and how constituents can access and learn more.
  • Partner with local sports teams and celebrities to raise awareness of the Child Tax Credit through their social media channels, events, and other engagements.

Learn more at ChildTaxCredit.gov.