Census 2020 Mini-Grants

January 23, 2020 / Comments Off on Census 2020 Mini-Grants

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Census 2020 is almost here and nonprofits will play a critical role in achieving an accurate and complete count. Now is the time to make a plan. How will you engage your constituents? And, how will you fund your efforts.


Thanks to the generosity of several foundations in the state, Montana Nonprofit Association is launching a competitive, statewide program to award micro-grants to eligible nonprofit organizations to support get-out-the-count activities and events. A priority for funding is 1) Hard-to-Count Communities and 2) hardest to count populations including:

• Young Children (0-5 years)
• Low income persons
• Racial and ethnic minorities
• Young adults and college students
• Faith-Based Communal groups (e.g. Hutterites, Mennonites)
• Highly mobile persons
• Non-English speakers
• Persons experiencing homelessness
• Undocumented immigrants
• Persons who distrust the government
• LGBTQ persons
• Persons with mental or physical disabilities
• Persons who do not live in traditional housing

Organizations interested in leading activities to support an accurate count in any of these HTC populations may apply for a mini-grant of up to $5,000 to fund their work. Deadline to apply is May 15th. Awards will be given on a first come first serve basis so don’t delay in applying! For more information on how to get out the count and MNA’s mini-grants, WATCH OUR WEBINAR. If you’re ready to apply, APPLY NOW! For resources, tools, and information just for nonprofits, visit our CENSUS 2020 webpage.