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Updated: Sep 9

"Outreach to these historically under-counted groups, through the local organizations they are connected to, helps motivate them to participate in the Census along with their friends and family."

Community groups win grants to boost Census response, by Chris Barnett, Rhode Island Foundation, March 11, 2020


With the U.S. Census Bureau set to begin reaching out to Rhode Island households this month, the Rhode Island Census 2020 Fund is announcing nearly $300,000 in a second round of grants to encourage people to fill out the forms. The goal is to protect the roughly $3.8 billion a year that Rhode Island receives in federal funding for education, health care, housing and other uses based on Census data.

“These grants are essential for the 2020 Census outreach campaign and assist in connecting with communities that are ‘hard to count.’ Outreach to these historically under-counted groups, through the local organizations they are connected to, helps motivate them to participate in the Census along with their friends and family," said Central Falls Mayor James Diossa, who co-chairs th