Apply for census outreach grant funding by Sept. 15!

Written by: Children's Campaign
Date Posted: September 6, 2019

The deadline to apply for state grant funding to conduct 2020 Census outreach and education is fast-approaching. Applications are due to the state by 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 15. Children under 5 are the age group most likely to be missed by the census, so we strongly encourage organizations who can promote census participation among families with young children to apply for funding.

To date, some hard-to-count populations and regions of the state are underrepresented in the applicant pool. If your organization works with American Indian/Alaska Native populations (the Southern Ute tribe, in particular), people who speak or understand limited amounts of English, or works with communities in the Northeastern, North Central, Northern Mountains, Northwestern or South Central regions of the state, please consider applying for funding to ensure the grant funding can reach all geographic areas and all hard-to-count populations in Colorado.

The grant program is administered by the Department of Local Affairs. Nonprofits, school districts, local governments, intergovernmental agencies, councils of governments, housing authorities and the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes are eligible to apply for funding under the program’s guidelines.

If you have questions about the grant program, review the FAQs and draft application or contact Matt Freeman at matt.freeman@state.co.us.

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The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. We advocate for the development and implementation of data-driven public policies that improve child wellbeing in health, education and early childhood. We do this by providing Coloradans with trusted data and research on child wellbeing and organizing an extensive state-wide network of dedicated child advocates. For more information, please visit www.coloradokids.org.