There will be several opportunities to apply for grants from different funders around the Bay Area to provide education and outreach to our County of San Mateo residents. Please check back here often, or subscribe to receive email updates to stay informed of any new information.
Bay Area Census Funders Collaborative
To minimize the undercount in our region, the Bay Area Census Funders Collaborative - including Silicon Valley Community Foundation, East Bay Community Foundation, Northern California Grantmakers and other funders in the region - will soon be accepting proposals to support Census education and outreach efforts to hard-to-count communities in the nine-county Bay Area. Everyone counts! Proposals will be accepted April 15 through May 31, 2019 throgh the online portal Apply SVCF and information sessions will be held throughout the Bay Area. Learn more and sign up for an information session here. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
United Way of the Bay Area
In March of 2019, the California Complete Count Office announced 10 administrative community-based organizations that it is partnering with to encourage participation of all Californians in the U.S. Census Bureau's 2020 decennial count. Totaling $22.95 million, with an additional proposed $10 million from Governor Gavin Newsom, the Administrative Community-Based Organization awards went to community-based organizations that will target hard-to-count populations within each of California's 10 regions. Region 3, in which San Mateo County is located, was awarded to the United Way of the Bay Area for a total of $2.8 million. They plan on issuing their RFP May-June 2019, with awards being decided in August-September 2019. Contact Kelly Batson for more information.
County of San Mateo
There will also be funding available directly from the County of San Mateo. The RFP is planned to be issued late Summer 2019, with award decisions in September-October 2019.