|Funding for Census Outreach, Deadline April 8, 2019
The national Democracy Funders Collaborative Census Subgroup is offering a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Census Equity Fund. The Fund is designed to support Census preparation and outreach in regions of the country with high proportions of historically undercounted populations and relatively fewer philanthropic resources. In the initial rounds, the Fund is prioritizing applications from states in the South and Southwest, plus several additional states with substantial Native Alaska or Native American populations (please see the attached RFP for a full list).
Proposals are due on April 8, 2019 and may be submitted from funder collaboratives, nonprofit collaboratives or individual organizations. The Fund is prioritizing proposals that demonstrate coordination or collaboration with other entities to conduct a comprehensive outreach campaign in a state or region.
The Census Subgroup sought to identify how the limited dollars in the Census Equity Fund could be leveraged for greatest impact. The Census Subgroup assessed each states’ numbers of people in hard-to-count census tracts. They also examined data on American Indian/Alaska Native populations, recognizing that these populations had a high undercount in the 2010 census and also tend to have fewer philanthropic resources dedicated to their communities. Based on this analysis, the Census Subgroup will prioritize proposals in the initial RFP rounds from the following states:
Alabama Mississippi Oklahoma
Alaska Montana South Carolina
Arkansas Nevada South Dakota
Arizona New Mexico Tennessee
Florida North Carolina Texas
Georgia North Dakota Virginia
See the full RFP for information on funded activities, timeline, and selection criteria.
If you have any questions, please email Amy Dominguez-Arms at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your proposals to Amy Dominguez-Arms at email@example.com by April 8, 2019.
NCAI Contact Info: Amber Ebarb, Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org