R.I. Foundation to launch grant program to encourage census participation

ELECTED OFFICIALS and advocates are pictured at a Rhode Island Statehouse event last April to launch the state’s Complete Count efforts. The Rhode Island Foundation just launched the Rhode Island Census 2020 Fund, which is offering nonprofit, municipal and community-based organizations grants of up to $25,000 to encourage people from hard-to-count communities to be counted. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION
ELECTED OFFICIALS and advocates are pictured at a Rhode Island Statehouse event last April to launch the state’s Complete Count efforts. The Rhode Island Foundation just launched the Rhode Island Census 2020 Fund, which is offering nonprofit, municipal and community-based organizations grants of up to $25,000 to encourage people from hard-to-count communities to be counted. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Foundation announced Tuesday that it will offer local organizations through the Rhode Island Census 2020 Fund $425,000 in grants in order to conduct outreach and education to help promote participation in next year’s census. The Rhode Island Census 2020 Fund supports “awareness-building, outreach and engagement activities” so every Rhode Islander…

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