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American Rescue Plan: Are Families of Color Feeling the Relief?

The purpose of this project is to examine whether receiving direct payments through the American Rescue Plan is particularly beneficial for Black and Latine families—economically and psychologically (e.g., perception of hardship). We will conduct eight total focus groups with Black (four focus groups) and Latine (four focus groups) families with young children (prioritizing families with infants and toddlers where feasible) in specific locales across the states to gather in-depth information on the impact (or lack thereof) of funding from the American Rescue Plan. We will analyze data gathered and write/disseminate six micro reports based upon data from RAPID-EC data and focus groups (when available) that examine whether Black and Latine families are feeling economic and psychological relief from the American Rescue Plan and particularly the monthly child tax credit.

Award(s)

Funding Agency:  

Pritzker Family Foundation

Funding Period:  

07/01/2021 to 06/30/2022

Award Amount:  

$153,000

Staff

Iheoma U. Iruka, Principal Investigator