Grant: Katherine Marcal

Katherine Marcal (Social Work) was awarded a one-year "Research to Action" grant by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with Co-PI Jennifer Mortensen of UNR.

The project partners with the Nevada Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families to conduct a statewide investigation of the impacts of homelessness and COVID-19 on Nevada families in Early Head Start programs. Mixed effects analyses using individual-, family-, and program-level data from the six Early Head Start grantees across the state will generate important insights about the unique needs of vvulnerable families in the wake of the pandemic. Findings will inform early childhood education esearch, practice, and policy throughout the state.

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