Contra Costa County’s Census 2020 Complete Count Steering Committee has been building a network of trusted messengers to increase awareness and motivate residents to respond to the 2020 Census. In order to get a complete count, it will require strong collaboration between the County, cities, and community partners. As part of this effort, the Committee has awarded Census Outreach and Assistance Grants totaling $280,000 to about 55 organizations to ensure a complete and accurate count, and an additional $70,000 in Phase II mini-grants that are available on a rolling basis through May 2020.
The Committee is hosting a series of Regional Census Training Workshops to better understand the importance of the Census, learn about outreach resources and tools, and how to help our community members complete the Census form. The Training Workshops are mandatory for Contra Costa County grantees and open to anyone interested in volunteering as a Census Ambassador to assist in census outreach and education in Contra Costa County.
Visit cococensus.org for more information on the County’s 2020 Census efforts. Apply for mini-grants.
Please join us at one of the workshops, running February 18 to March 2. View Media Release (PDF) to become a trusted 2020 Census Ambassador.