To be considered, submit your complete application by November 22, 2019, at 11:59 pm PT.

For more information about this opportunity, visit the Library Census Equity Fund webpage.

Applicants are encouraged to review the Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census and other training material available at

An asterisk* indicates a required question.

Note: Collaborations involving more than one library or organization are encouraged. For collaborations, complete the application in the name of the library or library organization that would have administrative responsibility for the grant and to which the payment should be mailed, and explain the collaboration in the Additional Information field below.
Library Information

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* 1. Library or Organization Name

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* 2. Library Street Address

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* 3. Library City

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* 5. Library Zip

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* 6. Library Website

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* 7. Library or Organization Type

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* 8. Legal Entity Type

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* 9. Additional Information (if applicable)

Contact Information

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* 10. Contact Name

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* 11. Contact Title

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* 12. Contact Email

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* 13. Contact Phone Number

Proposed Activity

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* 14. Check one or more of the proposed activities to be supported:

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* 15. Describe: (250 word limit)

- The proposed activities and their expected impact;

- The hard-to-count population(s) that the activities will serve and how the library will reach the population(s). (See examples of hard-to-count populations below.)

- Other local agencies or organizations that the library plans to collaborate with on these activities.

Prior Funding

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* 16. Has the library or any affiliated entity (e.g. Friends or Foundation) previously received funding from another source (e.g. philanthropic foundation, state or local government) to support the library’s 2020 Census preparations or activities?


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* 17. I affirm that I am authorized to submit this application on behalf of the named applicant, that all of the information provided in this application is true and accurate to the best of my knowledge, and that the applicant will:

- Undertake the described activities or other eligible activities, beginning no later than April 1, 2020, and activities will be completed no later than April 30, 2020.

- NOT use any of the funds for lobbying activities (as described in 26 U.S.C. § 501), to intervene in any election, to support or oppose any political party or candidate for public office, or to carry on a voter registration drive.

- Offer the supported activities free of cost to the user/audience.

- Submit a short report of activity no later than May 15, 2020.

- Permit the American Library Association to share information from the application or report of activity, including in publicity.

- Promptly notify Gavin Baker at if it becomes unable to complete the described activities or other eligible activities.

Examples of hard-to-count populations:

- People without home broadband access or people with low comfort or ability using the internet

- Census tracts identified as hard-to-count in the Census 2020 Hard to Count map or with a high Low Response Score on the Response Outreach Area Mapper

- Complex households including those with blended families, multi-generations, or non-relatives

- Cultural and linguistic minorities

- Displaced people affected by a disaster

- LGBTQ people

- Low income people

- New Americans and immigrants

- People experiencing homelessness

- People of color, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders

- People residing in places difficult for enumerators to access, such as buildings with strict doormen, gated communities, and basement apartments

- People residing in rural or geographically isolated areas

- People who do not live in traditional housing

- People who do not speak English fluently (or have limited English proficiency)

- People who have distrust in the government

- People with mental or physical disabilities

- People without a high school diploma

- Renters

- Young children (and their parents, guardians, and caregivers)

- Young, mobile people (such as college students)
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