The Washington Census Alliance awarded grants to more than 20 organizations to help make sure historically undercounted communities throughout the state are included in the 2020 census.
The 26 organizations received a total of $320,000 for outreach efforts as part of the state’s effort to reach as many people as possible in this year’s census.
“Census undercounts in communities of color mean they bear the brunt of less funding and political representation,” Kamau Chege, manager of the Washington Census Alliance, said in a statement.
“That’s exactly why they’re the ones we want leading this effort. We’re putting funding where it can be most effective: in the hands of the organizations and leaders in those communities where fear and confusion around the census could prevent a full count.”