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Contra Costa County hosting census workshops for hard-to-count communities

By June 12, 2019 No Comments
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Contra Costa County is gearing up for the 2020 Decennial Census and looking for businesses, organizations and agencies serving hard-to-count communities to help ensure every county resident is accounted for.

The county has been holding a series of Census Solutions workshops so that participants can share insight into their communities to help ensure a complete count and learn about mini-grant programs for outreach efforts.

Census data will determine congressional representation as well as funding for schools, parks, roads and housing, so the Contra Costa County’s Census 2020 Complete Count Steering Committee seeks to ensure the community gets its fair share by facilitating collaboration between with city governments and community partners.

The next workshop is scheduled for June 13 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Brentwood Veterans Memorial Building, 757 First St., in Brentwood, and later that day a second workshop will go from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Danville Community Center, 420 Front St.

The county’s last Census Solutions Workshop takes place a week later, June 20, from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Willow Pass Community Center in Concord, 2748 E. Olivera Road.

Those planning to attend have been asked to RSVP online at http://www.eventbrite.com/o/census-2020-contra-costa-county-20232479859.