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Texas Communities Count Grants

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Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
Sep 25, 2019

The Hogg Foundation is offering grants for direct, local, on-the-ground projects designed to to increase the participation rates in the 2020 U.S. Census. Strategies should focus on hard-to-count (HTC) populations, communities or geographic regions in Texas that are designated as health professional shortage areas (HPSAs).

The Foundation is also seeking organizations to provide statewide coordination of local efforts.

Census Bureau research identifies the following populations as HTC:

  • Young children under the age of 5
  • Highly mobile people
  • Racial and ethnic minorities
  • Non-English speakers
  • Low-income people
  • People experiencing homelessness
  • Undocumented immigrants
  • People who distrust the government
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) persons
  • People with mental or physical disabilities
  • People who do not live in traditional housing

Eligible Texas-based organizations include:

  • 501(c)(3) nonprofits
  • Community-based organizations
  • Collaboratives
  • Complete count committees
  • State or local government entities
  • Religious organizations
  • Public libraries
  • Educational institutions, including school districts, colleges, and universities
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Between $5,000 - $75,000 for local efforts.

Between $50,000 - $125,000 for statewide coordination.

Application process

Links to additional guidance, application instructions, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Children and youth · Community and faith-based initiatives · Cultural competency · Health literacy · Immigrants · LGBT · Limited English proficient · Migrants · Minorities · People with disabilities · Poverty · Texas

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