**Updated July 25, 2019.**
The Washington State Office of Financial Management (OFM) serves as the liaison between Washington State and the U.S. Census Bureau, acts as an advocate on Census-related issues for Washington, and facilitates the bureau’s mission of achieving a complete and accurate 2020 Census count.
The Washington Legislature recently appropriated $15.159 million in the 2019-2020 biennium and directed OFM to, among other things, “establish deliverable-based outreach contracts with nonprofit organizations and local and tribal governments” to conduct outreach and census participation campaigns through community messengers, targeted especially at historically undercounted populations.
Today, OFM has released their Request for Proposals (RFP) for organizations doing Census outreach work. With this RFP, OFM is making up to $7.5 million available to nonprofit organizations, local and tribal governments, and/or other entities and coalitions across the state for on-the-ground education,outreach, motivation, and assistance efforts related to the 2020 census. Additional funds will be made available at a later date either through cost extensions, a second RFP, or other mechanisms.
The deadline for proposals to be submitted has been extended to Monday, August 5, 2019 at 5:30 PM. Click here for RFP details.
For more information contact: Lisa C. McLean at Lisa.McLean@ofm.wa.gov or (360) 902-0584.