Read our Fall 2023 Newsletter

COVID-19: Racial and Geographic Disparities in Maine

Prepared for the John T. Gorman Foundation by the Carsey School of Public Policy in the fall of 2021, this analysis breaks down the economic, health, and social impacts of COVID-19 for different populations and regions across Maine, and highlights possible contributing factors between disparities.

The Two-Generation Approach: Bridging Practice and Policy

The John T. Gorman Foundation released it latest policy brief — “The Two-Generation Approach: Recommendations for Bridging Practice and Policy in Maine” — which offers a set of recommendations and strategies to strengthen the way state policies and systems serve the needs of Maine families using a two-generation approach. Along with recommendations, the report also … Read more

Policy Brief: Maine Benefits Cliff

Funded by the John T. Gorman Foundation, this report maps the benefits cliff in Maine–a period during which rising family income is offset by reductions in eligibility for public assistance. *JTGF-funded

Maine Head Start Report: 2017

The state of Maine has sixteen Head Start grantees, operating eleven Head Start (HS) programs, three American Indian & Alaska Native Head Start (AIAN HS) programs, and thirteen Early Head Start (EHS) programs (see Table 1). In the 2015—2016 program year, sites operated by these sixteen grantees served 4,126 children and pregnant women. The majority … Read more

Toward a More Equal Footing: Early Head Start in Maine

One program that connects the most economically vulnerable families with quality early childhood programming is Early Head Start (EHS). Subject to rigorous quality and staffing standards, implemented among the youngest children (prenatally through age 2), and delivered via a two-generation approach, EHS is a significant opportunity for providing quality care and education to a population … Read more