The Census Equity Fund of Oregon (CEF) is reopening applications for Census Assistance Centers (CACs) serving Hard to Count (HTC) populations in order to ensure there is at least one CAC serving every county in Oregon. CEF is also accepting applications to expand the number of CACs in some additional counties. We are currently accepting applications for organizations serving:

  • Clatsop
  • Columbia
  • Jackson
  • Josephine
  • Klamath
  • Lake
  • Lane
  • Lincoln
  • Multnomah (limited to culturally specific organizations serving the Latinx population)


CACs provide an effective on-the-ground presence for the 2020 census in order to raise public awareness, deliver trustworthy information, and provide options for self-respondents to receive questionnaire support. CACs are one component of a broader #WeCountOregon plan. CACs will:

  • Receive tools and materials related to the census, specific to HTC communities
  • Attend a one-day training at a #WeCountOregon Ambassadors Summit 
  • Maintain contact with #WeCountOregon for alignment and coordination as needed
  • Participate in a logo exchange with the campaign


See the full RFP and learn more here

To apply to become a CAC, please submit the appropriate form and attachments via email to

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.*

CAC application-questions only (.pdf)

CAC project budget template (.xlsx)


January 31, 2020 First Round of reviews starts* 
March 2020 Project planning and preparation
April 1, 2020 CAC is open and operating
July 24, 2020 Census response window closes (CAC closes)
Aug. 31, 2020 Final Reports due



Read our FAQ for more information, or view the recoding of the Q&A Webinar below.

Questions on this RFP can be directed to Lauren Gottfredson at 


*UWCW/Census Equity Fund will continue to accept applications as necessary. Updates to application status (eligibility and funding) will be posted on this page.


To learn more about our work with the Census 2020, visit: