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Cruz-Perez, Pou and Lopez Applaud Census Grants Aimed to Ensure Complete Count in 2020

Responding to an announcement from the Department of State that it will offer grants to counties and nonprofits to support 2020 Census outreach efforts, Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D-Camden, Gloucester), Senator Nellie Pou (D-Bergen, Passaic) and Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-Middlesex) released the following joint statement:

“The Department of State’s recent announcement of Census based grant opportunities marks New Jersey’s commitment to an accurate and complete count. Outreach will be a key component of successful Census efforts and as the 2020 Census rapidly approaches, the State’s non-profit organizations and counties need to begin their efforts.

“Grant funding will be organized into two distinct categories focusing on non-profit, faith and community based organizations and county governments respectively. The grant program will fund outreach efforts targeting hard-to-count (HTC) populations as well as initiatives to educate the public and encourage participation. Grant applications can be found on the New Jersey Complete Count Commission’s web-page and are due October 31.”