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Learning about the Child Tax Credit: A Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships Convening

December 10, 2021 @ 02:00:00 pm - December 10, 2021 @ 03:15:00 pm
Eastern Time (ET)

What can we learn about the CTC, and how can we improve it, and similar programs, from an intergovernmental perspective?

The National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy)'s recently established Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships (the Center) hosted its first convening on Friday, December 10th, 2021. The Center, in collaboration with the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) and the National Association of Counties (NACo), brought together a panel to discuss implementation and outreach surrounding the expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC).

Panelists discussed their varying strategies for connecting with the families of over 4 million children who are not receiving the CTC. The Academy's Joe Mitchell led a discussion that explored what aspects of the CTC are working, what can be improved, and where better collaboration and communication across levels of government might generate better outcomes. Luke McGowan of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs provided opening remarks, and APHSA and NACo spoke about their organizations' efforts around the CTC.


  • Gabriela Lastres, Senior Policy Advisor at the Office of County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Harris County (Houston, TX)
  • Cristina Cave, Community Relations Senior Manager at Baker Ripley of Harris County (Houston, TX)
  • Isabel Dickson, Economic Mobility Specialist at the Department of Public Health and Environment (State of Colorado)
  • Katie Rast, Director of Community Impact at the San Diego Foundation (San Diego, CA)

Read the Center's summary or watch the recording below to learn more about the event.

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