A mini-grant program funding outreach efforts for participation in the 2020 U.S. census is being offered in Richmond.
The “Count Me In Richmond!” program was approved by the City Council “to promote, educate, and outreach to increase awareness and participation to ensure a complete count of all residents in the City of Richmond and North Richmond in Census 2020.”
Applicants can include residents, organizations, school or community groups, neighborhood councils, businesses and coalitions “who work or are willing to work with hard-to-count populations” such as those who are homeless, low income, people of color, immigrants, non-English speakers and/or children younger than 5.
Funding is intended for informational and educational events including workshops about the census, canvassing to inform about Census 2020, campaigns to raise awareness or provide information about the census, or other creative actions to increase participation.
Grant guidelines and an application are available on the city’s website. The city will accept grant applications until 5 p.m. on Nov. 18.
Submissions can be mailed to “Count Me In Richmond!”, Attn: Beatriz Guerrero, Planning and Services Building Department, 450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804, or sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.