Category: Census 2020

Rewind: Census 2020: Best Practices & Community Conversations

This webinar originally aired on Thursday, July 23, 2020. In light of recent events, securing funds for undercounted populations through the Census has become even more important and challenging. What are some of the tactics and strategies local governments have implemented in order to increase their Census response rate? What updates have they made to … Continued

Census Week of Action During Pride Month

The National LGBTQ Task Force invites local government to participate in a very special Census Week of Action during Pride Month. There are five days of actions, starting June 22nd and running through June 26th, for LGBTQ individuals and communities to share the many ways in which we all count and how each one of … Continued

Wanted: Natural Environment Sprint User Advocates

The US Census Bureau Opportunity Project (TOP) brings together technologists, government, and communities to rapidly prototype digital products—powered by federal open data—that solve real-world problems for people across the country. To date, TOP’s 12-week technology development sprints have catalyzed over 100 consumer-facing digital products that leverage open data to address problems like disaster response, youth … Continued

Opportunity Project Earth Sprints

ELGL members are invited to volunteer as user advocates for the Census Open Innovation labs’ “Opportunity Project Earth Sprint: The Census Open Innovation lab is kicking off The Opportunity Project Earth Sprint. There will be two rounds of sprints in which federal agencies and technology companies work together to build products as solutions to problems from … Continued

The Opportunity Project Sprints Focused on the Environment

The Opportunity Project (TOP), part of the Census Open Innovation Labs, is currently seeking collaborators for upcoming sprints focusing on the environment. For some background information, The Opportunity Project is an innovation program based out of the U.S. Census Bureau that brings together technologists, government, and communities to create digital products that tackle public facing challenges … Continued

An Exciting Census 2020 Milestone

Over the weekend, the US Census Bureau marked a notable milestone: more than half of all U.S. households have now responded to the 2020 Census. A director’s blog and video from Director Dillingham are below: Director’s blog & video

April 1, 2020 is Census Day!

This Wednesday, April 1, is Census Day! To mark the occasion, the US Census Bureau is asking for local government support on social media. Below linked, please find a Census Day Social Media Guide with all of the details. The US Census Bureau’s goal is to take over social media with people showing their support of the … Continued

Census 2020 Updates: Response Rates & More

Response Rate Map Shows Data for Your Community The 2020 Census response rate map shows how cities and towns across the country are now responding. The map will be updated daily around 3 p.m. for everyone to see the response rate in their area and compare it to other areas across the nation. The map … Continued

COVID-19 Response Landscape and the 2020 Census

This is an update on Census 2020 and COVID-19 from the CitiesCount listserve: The below memo shares what we know about a rapidly changing  coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response landscape and how it will impact Census Bureau operations, census stakeholder outreach and the well being of communities that have been historically missed in the census. The health and safety of … Continued

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