Census Update: The Census Bureau’s American Community Survey – A Guide-Star In Jeopardy

Foundations can help ensure the preservation of a robust, comprehensive ACS by supporting national advocacy organization efforts to educate Congress and the public about the survey’s importance. Funders can stay abreast of policy developments affecting the ACS, and work collaboratively through philanthropic networks to shine a light on the threat to evidence-based decision-making, through FCCP’s Funders Census Initiative (FCI) 2020.

Census Update: The 2020 Census – What’s At Stake?

The U.S. Census Bureau is planning major reforms for the way it counts the population, but big changes mean big challenges for funders and grantees that care about an accurate census in underrepresented and underserved communities.

Census Update: What’s at Stake?

By Terri Ann Lowenthal, Funders Census Initiative Consultant June 2015 The 2020 Census can be summed up in one vintage phrase: This is not your grandfather’s decennial population count.

Census Update: The 2020 Census Operational Plan – What Funders Need To Know

On October 6th, the U.S Census Bureau released its baseline 2020 Census Operational Plan. Already a year behind schedule due to budget constraints, but well ahead of the same milestone for the 2010 Census, the preliminary plan puts “meat on the bones” of sweeping design reforms the Bureau has been researching and testing since the beginning of the decade.