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Recent posts by Center for Rural Affairs

Earned Income Tax Credit and Rural Households

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a credit against federal personal income taxes for working people who have low to moderate income, particularly those with children. The Census Bureau estimates that the 2012 poverty rate would have been 3 percentage points higher without the EITC.

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Rural Enterprise Reporter 2014: REAP's Annual Report

REAP Efforts in FY 2014 – Striving for Excellence
Fiscal Year 2014 was another great year for the Center for Rural Affairs REAP program. We worked with expanding numbers of startup and existing entrepreneurs throughout Nebraska, placed and leveraged over 3.5 million in loans, and reached significant numbers of women and Hispanic entrepreneurs.

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