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Department of State, Jersey Civic Engage

NJ Complete Count Commission

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Lt. Governor and Secretary of State
NJ Complete Count Commission

Grant Opportunities

Dept. of State 2020 Complete Count Commission Nonprofit Grant Program (DOS2020C3NP)

Grant Description

The DOS2020C3-NP 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.

DOS2020C3-NP Goals

  1. Educate the public;
  2. Encourage participation;
  3. Establish presence on social media;
  4. Promote Census 2020 job fairs;
  5. Conduct community specific activities through Local Complete Count Committees (LCCC);
  6. Create multi-media activities;
  7. Increase the number of public information forums;
  8. Participate in community events to promote and bring awareness to the census;
  9. Establish Community Census Support Centers.

Download the DOS2020C3-NP Grant Guidelines

Download the Frequently Asked Questions


Application Due Date: The Application Deadline has passed.


Supporting Documents

Board Resolutions
2020 Census Complete Count Comission Guide

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.

Logic Models:

Sample Logic Model (Logic Model Planning Family Trip)
DOS2020C3-NP Logic Model


Introduction to Logic Models


County Maps:


Technical Assistance Webinars

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 Nonprofit


Step 2: The Application Process - Accessing the Application and Reviewing Grant Guidelines - NP


Division of Consumer Affairs | Charities Registration:

If you need to apply for your organization’s Charity Registration Number or need to renew, download DCA Portal Filings and Portal Status Definitions for step by step instructions. If you have questions regarding the charity registration process, call the charities hotline at 973-504-6215





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

If you have general questions regarding the NJ Complete Count Commission please call this number 609-777-2581.

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