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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

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

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Foundation announced Tuesday that it will offer local organizations through the Rhode Island Census 2020 Fund $425,000 in grants...
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT sent the issue of adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census back to the U.S. Department of Commerce, finding the department's explanation of its reasons to introduce the question inadequate. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

Supreme Court says no, for now, on census citizenship question

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court issued a mixed decision on the Trump administration’s bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census,...
THE RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION has committed $250,000 to support outreach and education efforts for the 2020 Census count in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island Foundation helps fund 2020 Census count outreach and education

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation has committed $250,000 to support outreach and education efforts for the 2020 Census count in Rhode Island, the...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, Feb. 25, 2019

Rhode Island could lose one of its two U.S. House seats and maybe federal money, too. Can it come together to ensure an accurate...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has signed an executive order establishing the Rhode Island Complete Count Committee, which will design an informational outreach program to encourage maximum participation in the 2020 U.S. census. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Raimondo signs executive order to form census outreach program

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has signed an executive order creating the Rhode Island Complete Count Committee, a committee to develop and coordinate...
PROVIDENCE COUNTY RESIDENTS have been urged by city and state officials to participate in the 2018 End-to-End Census Test in preparation for the 2020 Census. Providence County is the only county in the nation to conduct such a test run. / COURTESY US. CENSUS BUREAU

Providence County residents urged to complete 2018 End-to-End Census Test

PROVIDENCE – Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the Rhode Island congressional delegation urged Providence County residents to respond to the 2018 End-to-End Census...
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