Census 101: It's about fair representation.

Once a decade, America comes together to count every resident in the United States, creating national awareness of the importance of the census and its valuable statistics. The decennial census was first taken in 1790, as mandated by the Constitution. It counts our population and households, providing the basis for reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to support states, counties and communities’ vital programs — impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care and public policy.

Grant Opportunity

American Muslim Fund has funding available for nonprofit organizations in Marin & Alameda County (California) working with engaging the Muslim community in collaboration with hard-to-count populations. To find out about our Request for Proposals, please submit a Letter of Inquiry to grants[at]AMuslimFund[dot]org with the subject “Census 2020” by Sunday February 23, 2020.

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