The DOS2020C3-CTY grant program will ensure that New Jersey is fairly and accurately represented in the 2020 Census. A complete count can be accomplished by encouraging a full participation of hard-to-count (HTC) populations through active outreach efforts. Those in the special target populations considered HTC include but are not limited to: African Americans, Latinos/Latinx, Asians, Non-Native English speakers, indigent, homeless persons, college students, children under five years of age, men ages 18-49, the elderly, persons displaced by natural disasters, persons who are incarcerated, and members of the LGBTQ community. It is important to educate the public that participating in the Census is a matter of civic responsibility.
Download the DOS2020C3-CTY Grant Guidelines Counties
Download the Frequently Asked Questions
Application Due Date: October 31, 2019
If your county has an existing SAGE green account, then that log-on can be used to access our SAGE blue system.
This Dept. of State grant opportunity can only be found in the BLUE system.
2020 Census Complete Count Comission Guide
COUNTIES ONLY – Save and Upload this document when the online application request to upload a document not required for the Counties.
County Funding Information
Introduction to Logic Models
Statewide Outreach Action Plan: To help you in your planning we are providing the statewide Outreach Action Plan that was prepared by the Complete Count Commission. While it is a statewide plan, the section called Grassroots Organizing Effort may be useful and provide you with ideas.
U.S. Census Bureau Webinars
Using the Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM) to Locate and Learn about Hard-to-Count Areas
Training and technical assistance is not mandatory.
If You’ve Never Applied for a Grant to the NJ Dept. of State you Must Register on SAGE
Step 1: The Application Process - Organizational Information – County
Materials for the Webinars
Organization Information – County
Step 2: The Application Process - Accessing the Application and Reviewing Grant Guidelines – County
Frequently Asked Questions
(updated 4P 10/31/19)
If you have questions regarding the DOS20203-Cty and/or DOS20203-NP Grant program please contact us at 609-633-0522 or email us at Census2020@sos.nj.gov.
If you have general questions regarding the NJ Complete Count Commission please call this number 609-777-2581.