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NM Counts! 2020: Community-Based Census Outreach to Under-Represented Populations

Deadline: January 10, 2020

NM Counts 2020 invites proposals for community-based outreach to populations at risk of being under counted in the 2020 Census. In New Mexico, African American (AA), Asian American/Pacific Islanders (AAPI), other underrepresented ethnic/cultural populations, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ+), differently abled individuals, in-state college populations, homeless or migrant populations, veterans, religious minorities, and rural, frontier, and those living in remote areas are among these underrepresented populations significantly at risk for an under count.

The goal of this grant opportunity is to increase the participation rates of these four population groups by 5% in an effort to address the under count. NM Counts’ priority is to reach those populations not yet supported. It will consider applications from those who have previously received a grant, though previously not funded groups will receive priority. It encourages organizations that have received previous grants through the NM Counts 2020 to consider taking on the role of ‘partner’ rather than lead, whenever possible.

Although most of New Mexico is considered Hard to Count (HTC), follow these links to see the degrees to which a community is considered HTC: https://www.censushardtocountmaps2020.us/ and https://gpsunm.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=483246395ee245178b6ba257afd563e2.

Amount: Grants will range from $5,000-$10,000.

Eligibility: Not specified. The work must focus on outreach and engagement of underrepresented populations living in HTC New Mexico counties identified as African American (AA), Asian American/Pacific Islanders (AAPI), lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ+), differently abled individuals, homeless or migrant populations, veterans, religious minorities, and rural, frontier, and those living in remote areas.

Link: https://nmcounts2020.org/news-item/nm-counts-2020-releases-rfp-for-community-based-census-outreach-to-under-represented-populations/

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