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What is the Working Families Tax Credit?
The Working Families Tax Credit program was recently funded by the Washington State Legislature through the passage of Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1297. Starting in 2023, the credit will provide approximately 400,000 Washingtonians with a one-time payment if the applicant applies for the credit and meets the eligibility requirements for the year that the applicant is applying for. Eligibility for the credit mirrors the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) but differs in a few unique ways.
The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is pleased to announce an open competitive process to select a consultant to identify and survey historic sites in the State of Washington relating to Black history.
Specifically, we are soliciting the services of historians and architectural historians to identify Black “creators” (architects, designers, engineers, artists, builders, etc) who have made contributions to Washington’s built environment and help tell the full story of Washington state history. The contract award amount is $50,000 and proposals are due December 15, 2021.
Link to proposal.
By Sherina James.
Ms. James contributed to this article in her personal capacity. The views expressed do not
represent the views of the Washington State Department of Corrections, the Pierce County Commission Against Domestic Violence, or the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy. This article was originally published in the Fall 2014 issue of Ending Our Silence, a newsletter of the African American Domestic Peace Project (AADPP).
A message from LaNesha DeBardelaben, President & CEO of the Northwest African American Museum:
I am writing to personally invite you to upcoming programs at NAAM that center and celebrate African American history, art, and culture. Starting tonight and going through mid-November, NAAM has organized a plethora of empowering and educational programs that inspire and inform. All programs are free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you soon.
BUILD is a business resource group (BRG) for members of the Black Community and their allies in Washington State service. We are supported by Executive Order 21-01. Find information about all BRGs from the Office of Financial Management. For more information about BUILD, please contact us or visit our website.
BUILD's general membership meetings are the 3rd Thursday each month.
Birth Equity Fund request for applications—Opportunity for Pierce County community-based organizations
Washington State Department of Health developed the Birth Equity Project to invest in community programming to improve birth outcomes for Black, African American, Pacific Islander, and American Indian and Alaska Native women and infants in Washington. DOH is offering funds for projects that serve and benefit black birthing families.
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