Start Date: July 2022

ID #: 283-5104

Principal Investigator: Lia Fernald, PhD, MBA

Co-Principal Investigator: Wendi Gosliner, DrPH, MPH

Organization: The Regents of the University of California

Funding Round: 2021 Special Solicitation on COVID-19 and Socioeconomic Recovery Efforts

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This is a unique opportunity to assess the longitudinal impact of COVID-19 related relief and recovery policies and existing safety net supports among economically disadvantaged California families raising young children. The goals of this study are to 1) characterize participant’s awareness and understanding of COVID-19 related relief supports such as Pandemic EBT, free school meals, SNAP, charitable food programs, the child tax credit, and EITC; 2) identify barriers to uptake and receipt of relief; and 3) examine the impacts on outcomes including families’ financial stability, food access, food security status, physical and mental health, and housing stability.

Start Date: 9/1/2022

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