Census 2020 Action Center

The Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida is proud to announce the launch of our Census 2020 Action Center. The Nonprofit Center is supporting charitable, tax-exempt organizations in Northeast Florida working to help persons and families the Census considers Hard to Count complete the Census. The Nonprofit Center’s efforts include:

  • Training for nonprofits on the 2020 Census conducted in partnership with the Florida Nonprofit Alliance
  • Disbursing grants to nonprofits to support their efforts to reach Hard to Count populations, including the following groups
    • Families with children under five
    • Immigrants and Refugees
    • LGBTQ+ individuals
    • Persons without ready and reliable internet access
    • Seniors
  • Hiring a Census 2020 Coordinator, Dr. Standralyn Terry

The Nonprofit Center believes that accurate census data are vital to the health and sustainability of our region as well as our local nonprofit sector. More than one third of Florida's General Revenue is made up of federal aid dollars and many nonprofits provide crucial services through these funding streams. Programs ranging from the Children's Health Insurance Program to the Community Development Block Grant have funding models that rely on the accuracy of census data.

Apply for a mini grant today!

Grant applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the funds are exhausted or April 30, 2020, whichever is first.

To date, the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida has made the following grants from its 2020 Census Small Grants Initiative funds:

Hart Felt Ministries

$1,250 to support its awareness and advocacy for seniors to participate in the 2020 Census.

Downtown Ecumenical Services

$2,750 to provide secure 2020 Census access to Hard To Count residents.

The Barnabas Center

$3,084 to provide secure 2020 Census access in its resale store, food pantry, mobile health unit & food distribution site.

The Literacy Alliance of Northeast Florida

$2,757 to expand its Adult Literacy Program to include Census 101 sessions and dedicated secure access to its participants.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church

$1,550 to expand its Operation Family First community initiative to include 2020 Census Access to 250 residents.

Northside Community Involvement, Inc.

$3,150 to host The Jamboree on Avenue B promoting 2020 Census participation and to provide secure access to 1,500 residents.

1K Nation

$2,250 to host a Community Census Kick-Off Event and a ‘Count Me In’ party for after-school program participant families.

Have more questions?

Reach out to our Census Coordinator, Dr. Standralyn Terry, by completing the contact form below.

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This page last updated at: 2:15 PM on March 12, 2020.