• 718.286.3000
  • info@queensbp.org
  • 120-55 Queens Boulevard Kew Gardens, NY 11424

New York State Census Outreach Funding Grants

Step 1: 

All not-for-profits (NFPs) interested in receiving New York State funds for census efforts must be pre-qualified prior to partnering with any county. The pre-qualification process entails submitting an application through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). Click here to complete the pre-qualifying application: https://apps.cio.ny.gov/apps/cfa/

Step 2: 

Please complete the Queens Get Out the Count (GOTC) application here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd8u_YfGrhlH9AOLFSPMBDfJp5r8RkkTXZgOTCbuObzWi8hfw/viewform?usp=sf_link

This prequalifying process operates on a rolling basis. But we strongly encourage interested nonprofits to complete the Consolidated Funding Application as soon as possible.

2020 Census Resource Assistance Center at Queens Borough Hall 

[Effective Tuesday, March 24 and until further notice, the 2020 Census Resource Assistance Center at Queens Borough Hall will only take queries via phone at 718-286-2649 or via email at tchubinidze@queensbp.org]

For more information about the 2020 Census Resource Assistance Center, click here.

QUEENS COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE

The 2020 Census is a top priority for the Borough President and the people of Queens. The response rate will determine how much federal funding we receive and how much representation we will have in the U.S. House of Representatives for the next ten years.

Queens is the most diverse county in the United States, and this is a source of pride. But our diversity also poses unique challenges when it comes to ensuring that every Queens resident is counted in the decennial Census. In the current political climate, many immigrants are afraid to share personal information with the government. And given the ongoing impacts of racial discrimination, African American communities have been among the most undercounted populations in New York City.

The Borough President’s Complete Count Committee (Queens CCC) is a diverse network of trusted community partners committed to ensuring that everyone in Queens is counted in the 2020 Census. They meet on a monthly basis for trainings, strategy sessions, and information exchanges.

The Queens CCC members also volunteer at outreach events, host Census job fairs, and hold events to promote the 2020 Census in hard-to-count communities. This is an exciting collaboration that accepts new members on an ongoing basis if they meet two simple criteria: prior community involvement and availability to participate. To apply, click here and complete the membership application.

For more information about the Queens CCC, contact Timothy Chubinidze, Special Assistant on Immigrant & Intercultural Affairs, at tchubinidze@queensbp.org or (718) 286-2649

CENSUS 101: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

This spring, the United States Census Bureau will conduct its decennial count of every resident living in the United States, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution.

Taking part in the Census not only helps ensure our borough will receive its fair share in federal funding and representation, it is also our civic duty.

Below are informational fliers in 18 different languages, containing everything you need to know about the Census and why it is so critical that all of us be counted. 

Click on the language to download the fliers. 

Español
(Spanish)

عربى
(Arabic)

Português brasileiro
(Brazilian Portuguese)

中文
(Chinese simplified)

فارسی
(Farsi)

עברית
(Hebrew)

한국어
(Korean)

 

नेपाली
(Nepalese)

پښتو
(Pashto)

Polski
(Polish)

Português
(Portuguese)

Türk
(Turkish)

اردو
(Urdu)

FUNDING, JOBS & OUTREACH

New York State Consolidated Funding Application

The Governor’s Office has allocated much-needed funding to support local level outreach and organizing efforts for the 2020 Census. The State will be partnering with county executive offices to identify nonprofit organizations doing Census work in historically undercounted communities.

The State will review each Consolidated Funding Application as submitted and notify the contact person identified in the Consolidated Funding Application with a determination of eligibility or any potential follow-up questions.

To be considered for funding, each nonprofit organization must be pre-qualified, requiring the completion of a Consolidated Funding Application.

To fill out a Consolidated Funding Application, click here.

To learn about eligibility requirements and find important deadlines, click here.

Employment Opportunities

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting to fill hundreds of thousands of temporary positions across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count.

To apply or learn more about the various jobs available in our area, click here.

Outreach Materials

Community partners like the Queens Complete Count Committee play an important role in supporting a complete and accurate count in 2020.

To help partners effectively engage their communities, the U.S. Census Bureau offers materials about the 2020 Census that can be shared with the public and provides resources that explain what partners can do to contribute.

For additional outreach materials and other Census resources, click here.