October 4th, 2019
A fair and complete count in the upcoming 2020 Census is critical for the San Joaquin Valley. Census demographic data helps determine federal representation, redistricting of political jurisdictions and federal funding to states and local governments. For each person who goes uncounted, it is estimated that California loses $1,000 to $2,000 per person, per year for 10 years, severely impacting federal support for health care, education, infrastructure, transportation, housing, food access, school programs and more.
To help ensure a complete count of hard-to-count populations in the San Joaquin Valley, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation, through the San Joaquin Valley Health Fund, will be distributing grant funding for census outreach that will engage, motivate and assist hard-to-count communities throughout the region.
The Center will award grants to support nonprofit organizations engaging in outreach activities that seek to increase census participation among hard-to-count populations in the nine counties of the San Joaquin Valley: Kern, Kings, Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Tulare. Planning, preparation and SJVHF-sponsored training activities will take place December 2019 – January 2020, and strategic outreach efforts will begin by January 2020.
Applications are due by October 31 at 1 p.m. Pacific Time.
Review the request for proposals for full details.
We held an informational meeting via webinar on Oct. 9 and 16. Participation was encouraged, but not required to apply.
See the webinar slides.
Visit the SJVHF Census Resources web page for related information.
Please e-mail us any questions.