Grants to ensure a complete and accurate count in the 2020 census
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has created a statewide competitive grant program for the purpose of ensuring a complete and accurate count in the 2020 census known as the Complete Count Grant Program (CCGP). The Commonwealth encourages grant applications for participation in CCGP and the 2020 Census. The U.S. Census is conducted every 10 years and is a critical function of the Constitution.
Complete Count Grant Program Purpose
The CCGP is a competitive, statewide program which awards grant funding to eligible entities for the purpose of ensuring a complete and accurate count in the 2020 Census by supporting outreach efforts in communities that are at significant risk of being undercounted. These at risk communities are considered Hard to Count (HTC) populations which pertain to but not restricted to the groups listed below:
- Recent immigrants (including undocumented residents)
- Populations speaking limited to no English
- Residents in "group quarters"
- Children under the age of 5
- Renters and those who move frequently
- People with low incomes
- Formerly incarcerated persons
- Persons with disabilities
Entities Eligible to Apply
(I) Non-profit Organizations
Organizations that demonstrate direct access to HTC populations through media, mailings, canvassing, phone banking, or public forums.
- Non-profit organizations recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
- Non-profit grant recipients are not required to be based within the Commonwealth, but all grant funds must be utilized in operations within the Commonwealth.
(II) Publicly funded Organizations
Organizations that provide direct service to hard-to-count populations, including but not limited to, public libraries, workforce centers, community-based health centers, and homeless shelters.
$2.5 million in total available funds. The total grant amount to a single recipient shall not exceed 10 per cent of the total available ($250,000.00).
Deadline to Apply
Applications are due to the Secretary's Office on Friday December 20 , 2019 by 5pm. A postmark is sufficient.