A Sampling of Organizations to Ensure Census Participation

 

Recently the Project IRENE liaisons met for their annual gathering.  One of their requests was to let people know which organizations in their region that have been chosen to do outreach and education.  You know, I am sure, the importance of participating in the census.  Funding from the Federal government is based in many cases on the census statistics.  In advance, I thank you for your thoughtful participation.  I hope the following information will be helpful if you have questions.

Below is a part of the message from Gov. Pritzker and the regional information.  Note the paragraph at the end regarding the situation in one region.

As always, thank you for exercising your civic responsibilities.

“My message to Illinoisans is that the Census is one of the best ways for your voice to be heard. My administration is committed to ensuring an accurate Census count so that Illinoisans get both the representation and funding for critical services that they deserve,” said Governor JB Pritzker. “These regional hubs are the first step and they will help maximize grassroots outreach and education through collaborations and other funding opportunities with local organizations in diverse regions across the state.”

The Regional Intermediaries chosen for the 2020 Census include:

CENTRAL     
Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies
Illinois Primary Health Care Association
     
CHICAGO

Community Assistance Programs
Habilitative Systems Inc
Illinois Action for Children
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Puerto Rican Cultural Center
Pilsen Wellness Center Inc
Rincon Family Services
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

COLLAR 
Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Metropolitan Mayors Caucus
Reaching Across Illinois Library System
United Way of Metropolitan Chicago

NORTH CENTRAL     
Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies
Tri County Regional Planning

NORTHEAST CENTRAL
Champaign Urbana Public Health District

NORTHERN    
Region 1 Planning Council

SOUTHEAST CENTRAL    
Clay County Health Department
Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies

SOUTHERN   
Illinois Public Health Association

SUBURBAN  
Illinois Action for Children
Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Metropolitan Mayors Caucus

SOUTHWEST CENTRAL  
Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies
Teens Against Killing Everywhere – $330,000

WEST CENTRAL     
Western Illinois Regional Council

Note: The Northwest region of Illinois, which includes Jo Daviess, Carroll, Whiteside, Lee, LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam, Henry, Mercer and Rock Island Counties, was not awarded a competitive grant in this round due to the lack of an applicant that met the necessary criteria. A new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is also being released today to ensure every area in Illinois is fully included in the Census 2020 program