Governor awards $1 million for 2020 Census Outreach

Published 11:01 am Tuesday, December 24, 2019

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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.

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• 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.)