Massachusetts 2020 Census

Secretary William Francis Galvin – Census Liaison

MA 2020 Census Grant Information for Applicants

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has created a statewide competitive grant program for the purpose of ensuring a complete and accurate count in the 2020 census known as the Complete Count Grant Program (CCGP). The Commonwealth encourages grant applications for participation in CCGP and the 2020 Census. The U.S. Census is conducted every 10 years and is a critical function of the Constitution.

Complete Count Grant Program Purpose

The CCGP is a competitive, statewide program which awards grant funding to eligible entities for the purpose of ensuring a complete and accurate count in the 2020 Census by supporting outreach efforts in communities that are at significant risk of being undercounted. These at risk communities are considered Hard to Count (HTC) populations which pertain to but not restricted to the groups listed below:

Entities Eligible to Apply

(I) Non-profit Organizations

Organizations that demonstrate direct access to HTC populations through media, mailings, canvassing, phone banking, or public forums.

(II) Publicly funded Organizations

Organizations that provide direct service to hard-to-count populations, including but not limited to, public libraries, workforce centers, community-based health centers, and homeless shelters.

Funds Available

$2.5 million in total available funds. The total grant amount to a single recipient shall not exceed 10 per cent of the total available ($250,000.00).

Deadline to Apply

Applications are due to the Secretary's Office on Friday December 20 , 2019 by 5pm. A postmark is sufficient.


Eligible entities may receive funding through this grant program for planned work in the following areas:

Grant funds will be awarded, to the extent practicable, to ensure the following:

Applications will be evaluated based on their fulfillment of the criteria provided in the CCGP's authorizing legislation. Applications will be considered holistically. CCGP's program funds will not be awarded based specifically on individual line items.


The following factors will also be considered when selecting grant recipients:

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