Census 2020 Complete Count Outreach Grants: Local Government

TOP Census 2020 Complete Count Outreach Grants: Local Government
Overview
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New York State is working to ensure that every New Yorker is counted in the upcoming 2020 Census. As a part of New York’s $60 million outreach effort, $20 million was  made available in the FY 2020 State Budget to local governments for census outreach in their communities.

Of that total, $15 million has been allocated to all 62 counties as well as to the cities of Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Yonkers. The remaining $5 million will be deployed over the coming year to target specific communities where further outreach will be necessary as 2020 Census questionnaire filing results become available. Eligible census outreach grant-funded activities are wide-ranging, from distribution of literature, door-to-door conversations, informational sessions about the census and process, development of outreach materials, special events and more.

The New York Department of State, the New York Department of Labor and Empire State Development —each of whose missions are affected by accurate census information—are responsible for administering the census funding.

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NYS cities and county governments interested in submitting applications for Census 2020 Complete Count Outreach grants can find all the necessary information here.

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Required Documentation
Required Documentation

Required Documents for the Census 2020 Complete Outreach grants application are:

  1. Project Activities and timeline
  2. Budget
  3. IRS Form W-9
  4. Grant Disbursement

Timeline
Timeline

Request For Application by County/City Release: January 23, 2020 

Deadline for County/City to Submit Questions: February 14, 2020 
 
Date for Census Agencies to Respond to Questions: February 21, 2020 
 
Application Due Date: January 23 to no later than March 2, 2020 at 5PM 
 
Approval of Application March 10, 2020 
 
Eligible Cost Dates for Funding Awards: ESD Award Letter Date to Sept. 30, 2020 
 
Submission of Final Report Deadline Oct. 31, 2020 
 
 

Methodology for Awards
Methodology for Awards

The Census 2020 Complete Count Outreach Grant funding was allocated to each county and the four cities for use in line with recommendations in the “A Roadmap to Achieving a Complete 2020 Census Count in New York State” Report. The allocations are based on a methodology developed by the Rockefeller Institute of Government (RIG) . For additional information on the RIG methodology and funding allocations please see the attached document.

Frequently Asked Questions
Contact
Contact
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Questions on the County/City Application located on the Consolidated Funding Application can be emailed to [email protected].

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