Library Census Equity Fund Mini-grants

Focus: 
U.S. Census
Target: 
Public
Deadline: 
Friday, November 22, 2019
Notes: 

From the ALA website:

 

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting online applications for Library Census Equity Fund mini-grants. ALA will provide 25 libraries with $2,000 mini-grants to bolster their service to hard-to-count communities and help achieve a complete count in the 2020 Census. The deadline for applications is Friday, November 22, 2019.

 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, populations traditionally undercounted in the decennial effort include young children, American Indians and Alaska Natives, people experiencing homelessness and people of color. In the 2020 Census, which will have a new online response option, people who lack internet access or online skills may also be at risk of being undercounted. (To learn more, see ALA’s Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census.)

 

To address these issues, applicants to the Library Census Equity Fund may propose activities such as conducting community outreach activities or expanding the library’s technology capacity to support people completing the census questionnaire online. All types of libraries and library organizations are eligible to apply, including public, school and academic libraries; Library Friends or Foundations; library cooperatives and state library associations.

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For additional information, and to apply for this grant, please visit the ALA website at http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2019/11/ala-accepting-applications-library-census-equity-fund-mini-grants