WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service and community partners nationwide have launched their annual outreach campaign aimed at helping millions of Americans who earned $49,078 or less take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
Last week, on Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, local officials and community organizations across the nation held news conferences and sponsored other events highlighting the benefits of this key work incentive for low-and moderate-income workers and working families.
The U.S. Department of Education announced on Thursday that it has awarded Grambling State University a grant in the amount of $3.1 million over a five year period. The grant is received under the “Transition to Teaching Program.”
According to the U.S. DOE, “The program supports efforts to recruit mid-career professionals and recent graduates with degrees outside of education and then help these recruits become teachers through alternative certification routes. The program also emphasizes placing teachers in high-need schools. Teacher candidates supported by the project are required to teach in high-need schools for at least three years.”