Fall 2019 Grant Cycle
Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) for the Fall 2019 Grant Cycle were due June 14, 2019. The next available grant cycle is Spring 2020. The online portal will open for that cycle on November 1, 2019.
July 31-August 2, 2019, Alpine, Texas
Join us for the fifth West Texas Rural Philanthropy Days on the campus of Sul Ross State University in Alpine.
For more information, please visit the website. Registration opened in May 2019, and will close when we reach capacity.
Road repair budgets. School funding. Firehouse and police station placement. These community resources—and many more—are all shaped by the Census, and many communities won’t get the resources they need if there is an undercount. Even a 1% undercount could cause Arkansas to lose $75 million a year and Texas to lose $300 million a year, for the next decade. Political representation, like the number of seats each state has in Congress, is also based on Census data.
April 1, 2020, is the next decennial Census. For the first time, U.S. residents will be encouraged to complete the survey online. In many rural areas, residents may not have access to computers or the internet. The possibility of a survey question regarding citizenship (currently under court challenge) may further interfere with participation.
Is your community at risk of an undercount? Check out the Hard to Count (HTC) interactive mapping tool developed by the City University of New York, and visit The Census Project for a collection of articles, fact sheets, and toolkits.