• 88°

Governor awards $1 million for 2020 Census Outreach

Governor Kay Ivey has awarded $1 million to support efforts to promote, educate and encourage participation among Alabamians in the 2020 Census.

The following area organizations are among the 34  that were awarded funds:

• Perry County Commission – $31,000 for advertising, social media and direct outreach to target messaging to hard-to-count populations.

• Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission – $12,616 for awareness activities in the Black Belt region.

• Black Belt Community Foundation – $40,000 to provide census awareness through training workshops and events in the organization’s 12-county service area.

(This article originally appeared in the Wednesday, December 11 issue of the Demopolis Times.)