Apply for a Census Gap Grant

The San Francisco Complete Count Committee (SFCCC) announces 2020 Census grant opportunity.

What to do

1. See if you are eligible

To apply for a Census Gap Grant, organizations must:

  • Be a registered nonprofit organization (501(c)3)
  • Be based in San Francisco,
  • Propose activities that take place primarily in San Francisco 
  • Not already receive 2020 Census grant funding from the City and County of San Francisco or any other funders

2. Identify a scope of work

The Census Gap Grants will help fill "gaps" in current 2020 Census outreach. 

To apply, your application must reach one or more the following hard-to-count populations and geographies:

  • LGBTQ+ community
  • Limited English Proficient (LEP) communities speaking:
    • Russian
    • Vietnamese 
  • Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) communities 
  • People experiencing homelessness
  • People with disabilities
  • Seniors/older adults
  • Native Americans/American Indians & Tribal communities 
  • The following neighborhoods:
    • Crocker-Amazon
    • Ingleside
    • Lakeshore 
    • Outer Mission
    • Parkside 
    • Richmond
    • Sunset
    • Visitacion Valley

3. Submit application

There are about 20 grants available ranging from $1,000-$9,500.   

Grant requirements

Selected organizations must conduct their Census activities between February and August 2020.

Selected organizations must also: 

  • Report on funded activities on a weekly basis 
  • Submit a final report at the end of the grant period
  • Attend relevant meetings and training sessions as directed
  • Comply with all local, state, and federal guidelines pertaining to the 2020 Census 
About Census Gap Grants

It is critical that every San Francisco resident be accurately and completely counted in the 2020 Census.

The San Francisco Complete Count Committee (SFCCC) has identified additional needs for census outreach, education, and assistance to San Franciscans living in hard-to-count communities.

These grants supplement the current 2020 Census Outreach and Education grants program. 

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Last updated May 29, 2020