ALABAMA COUNTS! 2020 CENSUS GRANT APPLICATIONS DUE FRIDAY

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<a href=”https://adeca.alabama.gov/Pages/default.aspx”>The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs</a> (ADECA) is issuing a final call for projects considered for funding under the <a href=”https://census.alabama.gov/grants/”>Alabama Counts! 2020 Census Grant Program</a>.

“The 2020 Census is critical to the future of Alabama and its communities. The state needs the assistance and support of local and regional groups to increase the count,” <a href=”https://adeca.alabama.gov/about/Pages/Director.aspx”>ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell</a> said. “I encourage any interested and eligible organizations that already reach and serve hard-to-count areas and groups to submit an application.”

The funding for the grant program, totaling $1 million, was allocated to the agency in the 2020 Education Trust Fund budget and will assist local community outreach efforts. All grants will be awarded by Dec. 31 in preparation for the census count in March-June 2020.

The stakes are high for Alabama in 2020. Completing a census form ensures Alabama receiving its share of funding and will be used by the federal government to allocate the nation’s congressional seats.

The deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11.

Complete details, including types of organizations eligible to apply, are available here.

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