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Maine Data Glimpse: Community Survey

September 29, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation. Maine Data Glimpse This Data Glimpse uses new data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS), released on September 17, 2020, to update some Maine statistics for 2019 and to identify changes since 2018. According to the ACS, Maine’s 2019 population was 1,344,212 residents—up about…

Maine Data Glimpse: Underestimates of the Labor Force

September 15, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation. This Data Glimpse focuses on an important measurement issue: how the Bureau of Labor Statistics collects official labor force statistics and how these measurements are complicated by the pandemic labor market context. Inspired by the unique uptick in Maine’s July unemployment rate (see Figure 1), we trace…

Maine Data Glimpse: July Unemployment

August 31, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims by Week This Data Glimpse describes Maine’s unemployment situation in July, drawing on new data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on August 21, 2020. For the most timely indicator— weekly initial unemployment insurance claims—data are available for Maine through August 15,…

Applications for State's Nonprofit Pandemic Relief Program Open Until Sept. 9

August 25, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Applications are now open for the Maine Economic Recovery Grant Program and are due September 9. Backed by $200 million in Federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF), the program will provide financial relief for businesses and non-profit organizations that incurred business disruptions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Maine Data Glimpse: June Unemployment

August 21, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Analysis from Jessica Carson, Ph.D. and Sarah Boege at Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire and commissioned by the John T. Gorman Foundation This section provides updates on Maine’s unemployment situation in June, drawing on data published on July 17, 2020 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. For the timeliest indicator—weekly initial unemployment insurance claims—data are available for Maine through August 1, 2020. Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims by Week Maine's…

Summer 2020 Foundation News of Note

August 11, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

Fellowship Delayed: Due to the COVID pandemic, the Foundation has made the tough decision to delay recruitment for the next cohort of John T. Gorman Fellowship until 2021. An exact date will be shared in the future. During this time, we continue to reach out to and support our past Fellows, who are doing exceptional work during the pandemic. Resource Library: the Foundation continues to regularly update its online Resource Library, with articles and reports…

5 Takeaways from Foundation’s Two-Generation Approach Webinar

August 10, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

On July 21, the John T. Gorman Foundation hosted a webinar on its recent policy brief, “The Two-Generation Approach: Recommendations for Bridging Practice and Policy in Maine.” Panelists included the brief’s author Sarah Griffen, Maine Department of Health and Human Services Deputy Commissioner Bethany Hamm, and Tracye Fortin, Director of Child and Family Services at KVCAP/Educare. Facilitated by consultant Gail Hayes and introduced by Foundation President & CEO Tony Cipollone, what followed was a robust…

Grantee Profile: Cooking for Community

August 10, 2020 – JTGF News & Updates

This May, the John T. Gorman Foundation awarded $700,000 to 43 nonprofits across Maine in its annual Direct Services Grant Program. These grants support efforts to meet immediate, basic needs for low-income Mainers. In this profile, we learn more about first-time grantee Cooking for Community, which is using an innovative approach to help the food insecure and a struggling food industry.