Pennsylvania has an Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) in which businesses who apply and are accepted can donate money to an approved Educational Improvement Organization and then take a tax credit on their returns for that year. Businesses can specify what schools can receive their contribution.
ACTI has received an allocation of donated money this year to help families in need pay for things like uniforms, tools, and certification exam fees. There is an application processes and an income limit. Commonwealth Charitable Management is managing the grant for us.
To begin the application process, go to apply.eitcnow.org. You will create an account and provide tax information from last year’s return. Commonwealth Charitable Management will send your application to us if you meet the requirements and we will determine your final amount based on the required materials for your ACTI program. Once the application process closes, we will receive a lump sum payment from Commonwealth Charitable Management to distribute to you. You do not need to save or submit receipts – the amount you receive is based on the basic cost of eligible expenses needed to participate in our programs (uniforms, tools, certification exam fees) and may vary by program.