While Washington remains gridlocked,
state governments are enacting their own child tax credits to help support families.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), at least nine states offer child tax credits.
One of the most generous programs is in California, where low-income households can receive $1,000 credits.
Other states offer targeted aid, such as Maryland which legislated $500 CTCs to families with disabled children.
In addition to the states with existing CTC laws,
10 more have proposed state child tax credits since 2019 according to the NCSL.