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«return to newslistNM Counts 2020 Releases RFP For Community-Based Census Outreach to Under-Represented Populations

Albuquerque, New Mexico | Dec 18, 2019 – 

NM Counts 2020 is requesting proposals for community-based outreach to populations most at risk of being under counted in the upcoming 2020 Census.

“The 2020 Census is a once in every ten years opportunity to count everyone living in NM and ensuring that we count our often-underrepresented communities is of utmost importance,” said Nelsy Dominguez, NM Counts 2020 Grant Making Subcommittee Chair and Program Director for Con Alma Health Foundation.

The goal of this grant opportunity is to increase the Census participation rates of hard-to-count (HTC) communities such as African American (AA), Asian American/Pacific Islanders (AAPI), other underrepresented ethnic/cultural populations, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ+), differently abled individuals, in-state college populations, homeless or migrant populations, veterans, religious minorities and rural, frontier and those living in remote areas are among these underrepresented populations significantly at risk for an under count.

“Frequently, these populations have as much to lose, at times more, if there’s an undercount in terms of services, opportunities and visibility,” Dominguez said. “With this new round of funding, NM Census 2020 Funder Collaborative aims to ensure involvement in the 2020 Census and includes everyone and every area of our state.”