The New York City Complete Count Fund is the first of its kind in the city and represents an investment of $19 million in community-based organizations to mobilize New Yorkers to self-respond to the 2020 census. Having all New Yorkers counted is critically important for the future of our city, particularly for the communities that have gone undercounted and underrepresented for too long. 

The application period is now open and the online application for funding will remain open through October 15, 2019, at 11:59 PM EST. The City’s support will range from $25,000 to $250,000, depending on organizational size and capacity. Selection criteria and eligibility are fully explained in the Request for Proposals

With these funds, organizations will be able to plan events, invest in technology, produce materials, engage in direct contact via phone-banking and street canvassing, and more, to ensure that all New Yorkers know about the importance of the census and how easy and safe it is to participate.

Please apply at Further resources are available on CUNY’s Census 2020 website, and you can direct questions to CUNY and NYC Census 2020 look forward to receiving your applications and working with you over the coming months towards a complete and accurate count of all New Yorkers.

Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Phillip Thompson
NYC Census 2020 Director Julie Menin
CUNY Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost José Luis Cruz
Councilmember Carlos Menchaca
Councilmember Carlina Rivera