Today is Child Tax Credit Awareness Day, aimed at ensuring that Louisiana parents know about the American Rescue Plan’s historic expansion of the Child Tax Credit, and how it will benefit their families.

In Louisiana, the expanded tax credit will send relief of up to $1,600 per child to more than 1 million Louisiana children, rescuing nearly 100,000 Louisiana children from poverty.

The American Rescue Plan will soon deliver major relief to Louisiana’s working families through a historic expansion of the Child Tax Credit. Thanks to President Biden and Democrats in the House and Senate, families will start seeing automatic payments and checks in July.

Despite opposition from Republican Senators John Kennedy and Bill Cassidy, as well as every Louisiana Republican in Congress, the expanded child tax credit will lift approximately 94,000 Louisiana children out of poverty, improve financial security, and spur economic growth in our state.