A statewide coalition of organizations led by and who serve communities of color, that is focused on empowering and educating historically under-counted communities in their regions and throughout Washington state. (Scroll down to their “Resources” section.)
Seattle Foundation’s $1 million Regional Census Fund supports trusted community-based organizations in King County to conduct effective outreach in historically under-counted communities. The Regional Census Fund and Washington Census Equity Fund are working together with a shared request for proposal and application portal here.
Philanthropy Northwest’s Washington Census Equity Fund is a statewide pooled fund to support 2020 Census outreach, education, and resources to ensure a robust and accurate count across Washington. The Washington Census Equity Fund and Regional Census Fund are working together with a shared request for proposal and application portal here.
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.
OFM has released their Request for Proposals (RFP) for organizations doing Census outreach work. 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.
Census Counts 2020 is a national campaign involving more than 15 organizations and community partners in more than 30 states working together to make sure that the 2020 Census is fair and accurate.
NALEO launched the first phase of its national bilingual census website. Here, you will find resources in English and Spanish to spread the word about the census, including a census hotline with information in both languages
A website from Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, this resource shares state-by-state fact sheets on the importance of a fair and accurate count in Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities, national fact sheets on the 2020 Census in both English and Chinese, and a series of webinars.
Queer the Census is a project of the National LGBTQ Task Force, which is working with our colleagues in the LGBTQ and social justice movements to ensure that all LGBTQ folks, and especially people from marginalized communities, are counted on the 2020 Census.
Housed within the Department of Commerce, the United States Census Bureau is the principal agency responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau’s primary mission is to conduct the U.S. Census every ten years. Their site has a number of resources explaining the Census history and process.
The U.S. Census Bureau has released its official website for the 2020 Census. This site features ways to get involved, instructions for how to complete the census, and applications to join 2020 Census efforts.
You can help ensure an accurate and fair Census by working for the Census Bureau. The most effective Census enumerators are ones who come from the community they are counting. (You must be a U.S. citizen to apply.)
The U.S. Census Bureau cannot conduct the 2020 Census alone. So they depend on Complete Count Committees (CCC) to help. CCCs are volunteer committees established by tribal, state, and local governments and community leaders or organizations to increase awareness and motivate residents to respond to the 2020 Census.