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2020 Count DMV In Census Project

Grants to Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia Nonprofits for Education
and Outreach Programs That Promote Participation in the U.S. Census

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Greater Washington Community Foundation

Deadline Date:

07/29/19 4:00 PM


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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 to District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia nonprofits serving the Greater Washington, DC area to encourage the participation of underserved communities in the upcoming census. Funding is intended to promote projects and programs that offer outreach, education, and assistance in completing the 2020 Census, with a focus on hard-to-count communities. This funding opportunity is for program requests only.

Funding will be provided for activities, including, but not limited to:
1. Public education and information activities.
2. Outreach and mobilization.
3. Indirect assistance to individuals and families completing the 2020 Census Form.
4. Communications and media work.
5. Partnerships with community and nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and local governments to conduct public education and outreach.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184231

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant awards will range between $5,000-$20,000 for program requests only.

Term of Contract:

The grant period will last 10 months from September 2019-June 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must be 501(c)3 nonprofits OR have partnerships that appoint a 501(c)3 nonprofit institution as their fiduciary agent. The 2020 Count DMV In Census Project will entertain applications from nonprofit organizations who will undertake activities that will focus on hard to count communities in the Washington, DC region.

Organizations are required to operate in Washington, DC or the following counties: Montgomery and Prince George’s, MD; Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, and the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas, and Manassas Park in Virginia.

Eligible organizations are those that are valued by the community as a “trusted messenger” and resource as evidenced by extensive experience or a mission that includes providing direct services, outreach, and engagement of hard to count communities.

General operating requests will not be accepted.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due by 4:00 pm on Monday, July 29. Proposals will be reviewed in August 2019 and applicants will be notified if they have been selected for funding by September 2019.

Proposals must be submitted through the online grant application system, Gifts Online. No hard copy, email or faxed proposals will be accepted.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Melen Hagos

Greater Washington Community Foundation
1325 G Street NW, Suite 480
Washington, DC 20005

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties;   Virginia: Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudoun Counties; and the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas, and Manassas Park.;   Washington, DC

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