The Census Equity Fund of Oregon is currently accepting applications for Census Assistance Centers (CACs) serving Hard to Count (HTC) populations across the state. 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 (see details below).
In regions where few community-based organizations serve HTC communities and do not have the capacity to serve as a CAC, government agencies may be supported with funding to fill that gap. In regions where there is capacity among community-based organizations to provide CAC locations, they will be prioritized for funding. Government agencies that have sufficient staff and infrastructure in place (without funding through this RFP) are still encouraged to participate as CACs in alignment with the #WeCountOregon Campaign, which would entail:
• Receiving tools and materials related to the census, specific to HTC communities
• Attending a one-day training at a #WeCountOregon Ambassadors Summit
• Maintaining contact with #WeCountOregon for alignment and coordination as needed
• Participating in a logo exchange with the campaign
To sign up to become a CAC without applying for funding, complete this CAC Sign Up Form
To apply or join as a CAC, please submit the appropriate form and attachments via email to CensusCAC@unitedway-pdx.org.
Applications for funding must be received by 11:59 pm on Wednesday December 4th, 2019.
Questions on this RFP can be directed to Lauren Gottfredson at LaurenG@unitedway-pdx.org.
Oct 31th 2019 Census Equity Fund Partners release RFP
Nov 22nd 2019 FAQ Webinar (details below)
Dec 4th 2019 Application closes
Dec 2019 Proposal Review
Jan 2020 Awards announced & funds distributed
Feb 2020 Possible 2nd RFP