State Releases Funding Plan for 2020 Census
Late last week, the State Complete Count Office released its funding plan for the $90.3 million provided in the 2018-19 State Budget for Census outreach. Counties are critical partners in the complete count effort and are trusted as the fiscal agents for nearly one-third (approximately $26 million) of the funds.
It’s important to note that counties will have 90 days to accept the funding and should be aware of the required steps (see Statement of Work, Exhibit A on page 3). CSAC recently hosted a webinar which went over the funding plan in great detail and answered several important questions. A recording will be available next week on the CSAC Webinar Library. In the meantime, webinar materials are available on CSAC’s Census Portal.
Additionally, there are multiple opportunities to learn more about the 2020 U.S. Census at the upcoming CSAC Annual Meeting in San Diego County. The U.S. Census Bureau will be presenting to the Government Finance and Administration Policy Committee during their meeting on Thursday, November 29, and later that afternoon the Board of Directors will receive an update from the Director of the California Complete Count Office. Representatives from the California Complete Count Office will also be available on-site at a booth in the exhibit hall to answer any individual questions.
Further details about the funding plan are available on the state’s Census website.