Initiatives

2020 Census Community Grants

 

GET FUNDING TO MAKE SURE YOUR COMMUNITY COUNTS IN THE 2020 CENSUS.

GTCF invites tribes, local government, organizations, associations, coalitions, and collaborative networks with trusted relationship in hard-to-count communities to apply for grants that support outreach and communications about the 2020 Census.

The 2020 census is a once-in-a-decade opportunity to inform data that directly affects everyone in Pierce County. These funds can be used to include census information in your existing community work.

You know your community and its needs best. GTCF is ready to support your work in ensuring every resident of Pierce County is informed, engaged, and valued in the census process.

APPLICATIONS OPEN SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 20, 2019, 11:59 PM PST

 

How to Apply

1. Download application instructions

2. Create an account for GTCF Grants Portal 

3. Log in to GTCF Grants Portal and Click Apply at the top

4. Locate ‘2020 Census Community Grants’ and click Apply to the right  (Please note this link will not be visible prior to September 30, 2019)

5. Complete and submit application

A printable version of the application questions is available here if needed. Please note that all applications still must be submitted through the GTCF Grants Portal.

 

Find answers to questions about the grant process on the 2020 Census Community Grants FAQ

 

Grant Timeline

September 30 – GTCF Application opens

October 3 & 8 – Information sessions

October 7, 11, & 18 – Technical assistance sessions

October 20 – Application closes

November 21 – Award announcement

December 15 – Funding awarded

December to April – Three community cohort sessions

 

Technical Assistance

For technical support with the 2020 Census Community Grants application, you can book an appointment for one of the times listed below:

October 7, 9am – 2pm (15-minute slots available)

October 11, 9am – 2pm (15-minute slots available)

October 18, 10am – 1pm (15-minute slots available)

 

Questions?

Contact grants@gtcf.org 

 

Additional 2020 Census Resources

Pierce County Auditor’s Office – comprehensive information about Census 2020 for Pierce County residents

2020 Census Communications Toolkit – Talking points, graphics, banners, key messages and more.  Available in 11 languages

Pierce County Complete Count Committee – community leaders working together to ensure every resident of Pierce County is informed, engaged and valued in the census process