26 days left to be counted in the 2020 Census, small grants for rural outreach efforts available through 9/15

Written by: Erica Manoatl
Date Posted: September 4, 2020

There are just 26 days left to respond to the 2020 Census! As data collection has been abruptly shortened for the decennial countenumeration efforts will officially end on September 30th. Being counted in the census is essential to the well-being of all Coloradans, and it’s especially important to count our kids. Children under age 5 are more likely to be missed by the census than any other age group, with children of color, non-English speakers, and kids living in high poverty communities at the highest risk. Failing to count all Coloradans will put billions of federal dollars at stake over the next decade. In 2015, Colorado received more than $2 billion in federal funding for essential kids’ programs alone because of census data, including funding for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and Head Start, among many others. 

It’s not too late to respond to the 2020 Census if you haven’t done so already—respond online or by phone in just 10 minutes and encourage your networks to do the same! In addition, there are $1000 grants available for rural organizations in Colorado working on census count efforts through September 15th from the LOR Foundationaccess the quick application here. 

Erica Manoatl

About Erica Manoatl

Erica Manoatl is the Research Analyst for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. In this role, she supports the organization’s research priorities, data analysis, and writing in all issue areas. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from George Washington University and a Master of Public Health in Population and Family Health from Columbia University.