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HHS Region 1 Tribal Quarterly Meeting and Child Tax Credit Discussion

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

Child Tax Credit Outreach Strategies for Tribal Members
October 28, 2021 at 3:00 pm -4:00 pm Eastern

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This meeting focuses on outreach strategies and local tactics to reach parents who have not yet signed up for the Child Tax Credit. We will hear about current efforts, promising strategies, and the role of trustworthy leaders and community members to inform families and help them sign up for these funds for their children.

I. Welcome and intro: Why the Child Tax Credit?

  • Paul Jacobsen, Acting Regional Director, HHS
  • Elaine Zimmerman, Regional Administrator, ACF
  • Chief Clarissa Sabattis, Houlton Band of Maliseets

II. Messaging to Reach Families

  • Courtney O’Reilly, Navigator Program Manager, Code for America
  • Christy Finsel, Executive Director, Oklahoma’s Native Action Coalition, Inc., Citizen of the Osage Nation

III. Reaching Families with Information and Immediate Access

  • Pat Gentile, President, Simplify CT
  • Building Trust: Phone/Chat/Email Support for non-filers,
  • Virtual VITA site and trusted Navigators

IV. Q & A


October 28
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
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