In December Gov. David Paterson announced that 26 community groups and local governments across the state have received a total of $2 million to assist the U.S. Census Bureau achieve a complete and accurate count. The grants are funding public education, community outreach and other activities targeted at hard-to-count and low response rate populations for promoting awareness of the 2010 census, improving census questionnaire mail-back rates and encouraging cooperation with census takers.
A full list of grantees is available here.
2010 Census Basics
You can get an overview of the 2010 Census’s purpose, impact, and size by reading “An Introduction to the 2010 Census: Counting Everyone Once — and Only Once — and In the Right Place.”
There are two basic questionnaires for the 2010 Census, one in English and one in English and Spanish. Both of these forms ask the same few questions and take just a few minutes to complete.
The following fact sheets provide background about the 2010 Census. They also give suggestions about how different kinds of organizations and individuals can work towards getting every New Yorker answering the 2010 Census.
- Community and Social Service Organizations
- Elected Officials
- Faith-Based Organizations
Complete Count Committee
The Census Bureau has provided a Complete Count Committee Guide to assist local groups in organizing their Complete Count Committees.
The Census Bureau is providing electronic press kits that give you access to:
- Product information sheets
- Tip sheets
- Story ideas
- News releases
- Downloadable images
The Census Bureau has dozens of high resolution photographs on its website that can be used by the news media and in your public information products promoting the 2010 Census.
There are a number of testimonials from community leaders talking about why everyone should get involved with the 2010 Census. These are available for you to view on the Census Bureau’s website. Other videos are also available on the Census Bureau’s YouTube Channel for your use.
Census 2010 Logo
The Census Bureau has several logos that you can use
in your efforts to promote the 2010 Census. A few of
are shown below. If you choose to use these, please
read and follow the
Style Guidelines for using the logo.
The Census Bureau is asking partners to register if they wish to use the following logos or others that are on the Census Bureau's website.
The Census Bureau is providing a number of templates for brochures and posters that maintain the look and feel of the Census Bureau’s own promotional materials.