State and local funding for Census outreach starting to roll out
The Census starts one year from this month! And as you know, nonprofits will be crucial in making sure that all Californians are counted in next year’s Census — to ensure our fair share of federal funding and of members of the House of Representatives. Many California foundations have already started funding nonprofits, and now government funding is becoming available.
While funding levels remain uncertain at the federal level, California has stepped up to ensure adequate funding for a full count. Thanks to nonprofit advocacy led by Census Policy Advocacy Network (of which CalNonprofits is a member), California has allocated $90 million to ensure that all Californians are counted in the upcoming Census, of which about $30 million is going to nonprofit outreach.
Here’s a summary of ways to connect in your community: