New Mexico Counts: Community-based Outreach to Hard-to-Count Immigrant Communities for the 2020 Census
New Mexico Counts will support community-based outreach in Hard-to-Count (HTC) immigrant communities for the 2020 Census. The goal is to increase the participation rates in HTC New Mexico immigrant communities by 5%. Ensuring the highest level of participation, HTC communities in the 2020 Census will require a coordinated and well-informed effort that focuses on educating, engaging, and assisting immigrant communities.
Proposals are to include clear strategies of engagement and measurable objectives. Proposals should include but are not limited to the listed areas below:
- Public education campaigns
- Special events
- Leveraging and adapting existing materials
- Engaging in social media
- Immigrant legal service support
- Outreach and Education, which includes: 1) Know Your Rights (maximize protections, including information to protect against detention); 2) Connecting the immigrant and refugee community to legal services (e.g., through workshops or seminars); and 3) Referring families to immigrant-serving organizations
Amount: Grants will range from $5,000-$25,000.
Eligibility: No limitations are specified. Larger grant amounts are available to collaborative efforts among nonprofits, service providers, and other sectors. Priority will be given to efforts in HTC communities. Although most of New Mexico is considered HTC, follow these links to see the degrees to which a community is HTC: https://arcg.is/0qzLCK0 and https://www.censushardtocountmaps2020.us/.
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