Today is tax day.

Whether you are planning how to use your tax refund, writing a check for 2012 tax payments or filing an extension, there are several programs that have a disproportionate positive impact on the African-American community.

Head Start and CHIP, for example, aims to narrow the education gap for low-income children and to ensure healthy development by defraying medical costs. The USPS and military also serve as major employers for African-Americans.

Here are 10 beneficiaries of your tax dollars that you might feel good about funding.