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Census 2020 DC Counts Community Grant

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The Office of Planning (OP) through the Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) are soliciting grant applications from ALL qualified 501(c)(3) community-based organizations (CBOs) serving the District’s residents – to help the District of Columbia facilitate the Census 2020 DC Counts community engagement and outreach efforts. The grant is intended to empower CBO’s who can apply  up to $75,000 to assist with planning and implementing community engagement and outreach activities specifically encouraging Hard-to-Count (HTC) populations to participate in the 2020 Census. The District of Columbia is looking for highly experienced CBO’s who have a history of using hyper-local techniques based on trust and cultural understanding to help educate and engage HTC populations at-risk of being undercounted. The District of Columbia wants to ensure the US Census gets an accurate and complete count of the District’s increasingly diverse and growing population by mitigating or eliminating some of the barriers to participate in the 2020 Census and by mitigating or eliminating some of the barriers that have historically prevented hard to count populations from participating in the Census. In DC, hard to count populations or geographies include the following:

  • Households in Wards 1, 5, 7, and 8
  • African Americans (low and middle income) households
  • Latino Households
  • Asian/Pacific Islander Households
  • African Households
  • Other Immigrant households (of any background or language spoken)
  • Low income households
  • Children under 5
  • Seniors, and persons with disabilities.

Release Date of RFA: Monday, July 1, 2019

Availability of RFA: The RFA is posted on MOAPIA’s website, the local DC Census website & on the District’s Grant Clearinghouse website.

Length of Awards: Grant awards are for August, 2019 - April 30, 2020

Deadline for Submission: Monday, July 15, 2019 at 5:00PM EST via ZoomGrants

Pre-Application Conference:                                  

Monday, July 8, 2019

  • 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • 5:00PM - 7:00PM

RSVP: bit.ly/CensusGrantMeeting

One Judiciary Square

441 4th Street NW

DSLBD Business Center, Room #805

Washington, DC 20001


MOAPIA Contact:            

Henry Duong, Grants Management Specialist
Phone: (202) 727-3120
Email: [email protected]