As the 2020 Census launch date nears, we’re pulling together an update and briefing for members next week featuring the following presenters:
- Rosemary Rodriguez, Executive Director, Together We Count
- Natriece Bryant, Deputy Director, Colorado Department of Local Affairs
- Carlos Martinez, Executive Director, Colorado Latino Community Foundation
Even a 1% undercount in Colorado would lead to a loss of many millions in federal funding for our state over the next decade. This Hard-to-Count Communities Map allows you to click on counties and get information on the communities in Colorado that are most impacted by an inaccurate Census count. Here are some resource links from a previous briefing we held on Census 2020.
The agenda for this briefing includes:
- Information about the state’s complete count committees and how you can get the word out to nonprofits about state grants that aim to increase participation and prevent an undercount in hard-to-count areas. Gov. Polis signed a bill last month allocating $6 million in funding for grants to nonprofits, local governments, school districts and tribes to support census outreach.
- An update on the importance of the census to Colorado.
- Information sharing about what funders have been doing in support of Census 2020 outreach efforts.
Location: Gates Family Foundation, 1390 Lawrence St., Denver, CO
There is street parking available and garage parking a block away at Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
There will be a video and call-in option for those of you located outside Denver area.