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     Need Funding for Your Census Outreach Work? 

    Florida Counts is supporting the Census 2020 efforts of nonprofits and grassroots organizations. The grants range from $500 to $25,000 for thoughtful, culturally sensitive, and innovative strategies for reaching hard to count communities. Proposals are being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.  To date, Florida Counts has granted over $500,000 to nonprofits throughout the state of Florida. See the full list here.   Apply here.

    Mark Your Calendar: Important 2020 Census Dates

    March 12-20 - Initial invitations to respond online and by phone will be delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. Areas that are less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire along with the invitation to respond online or over the phone.

    March 16-24 - Reminder letters will be delivered.

    March 26-April 3 - Reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not responded.

    April 8-16 - Reminder letters and paper questionnaires will be delivered to remaining households that have not responded.

    April 20-27 - Final reminder postcards will be delivered to households that have not yet responded before census takers follow up in person.

    May 13-July 31 - If a household does not respond to any of the invitations, a census taker will follow up in person.

    RESOURCES:

    Florida Counts 2020 - contains webinars, toolkits, training materials, partner information, events and MORE!

    U.S. Census Bureau - public service announcements, materials, employment opportunities, how data is used in communities, and MORE!

    The Importance of the American Community Survey and the 2020 Census -  By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Some households will also receive the American Community Survey (ACS), in addition to the 2020 Census this year.  Your responses to the American Community Survey and 2020 Census are critically important to your local community and the country. Local communities depend on information from the American Community Survey, as well as the 2020 Census, to decide where schools, highways, hospitals, and other important services are needed. The data collected through the American Community Survey and the 2020 Census help determine how to distribute more than $675 billion of federal spending each year.