ALICE Report and Impact Tools




ALICE Report and Impact Tools

Visit our ALICE® webpage to access the full 2020 Maryland ALICE Report, including fact sheets on Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties, and reports on COVID-19 impacts and impacts on African American households.  You will also find the Maryland Benefits Cliff Study, and the link to interactive tools to further explore ALICE data.

UWLES, in partnership with other United Ways in Maryland, and United for ALICE conducted the ALICE COVID Impact Survey in Spring 2021. This survey of more than 2,000 Maryland residents, 29 percent of which had income below the ALICE Threshold – which includes households with incomes below both the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) and ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) – collected data on the pandemic-related concerns of households over the last 15 months.

UWLES partnered with Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore and The Campbell Foundation on the 2021 Organizational & Community Needs Assessment.  This survey gathered information from nonprofits in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties on community needs and gaps in service, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on nonprofits and organizational readiness to engage with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programming.

We are grateful to The Campbell Foundation for funding the survey. 


The Strengthening Communities survey and report details the economic and social impact of the nonprofit sector in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties. The report, released in Summer 2019, provides the first-ever documentation of the contributions made by the local nonprofit sector.


Through this collaborative effort, quantitative data can be used for future community and nonprofit growth and highlights the significant role nonprofits play in the region’s economy and quality of life. Nonprofits serving the region completed the survey regardless of mission, age, history, size or type of programs. The study used data collected from nonprofits and existing data from the IRS and the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

This report, released in October 2021, compiles national-level data from multiple surveys on the impact of the pandemic on households below the ALICE® threshold.  The vastly different pandemic experiences of low-income and higher-income households are examined through detailed analysis of savings, employment, childcare, and health.