Council funding available to increase local Census participation

Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County has made up to $50,000 available to support local nonprofits that want to help hard-to-reach families complete the U.S. Census. 

The Florida Counts collaborative, of which Children’s Services Council is member, wants to put financial resources in the hands of trusted messengers and community-based organizations to spread the word about the importance of Census participation.

Available grants range from $500 to $25,000 and will be awarded to 501c3 or 501c3 fiscally sponsored nonprofits with thoughtful, culturally sensitive and innovative strategies for reaching communities that have historically low rates of participation in the Census. This may include everything from convening community groups to providing for organizational capacity, conducting targeted outreach and organizing events.

If your organization is interested, please apply right away. Proposals are being accepted on a rolling basis until funds have been expended.

View program guidelines and submit your application here[]. If you have any questions, email or, if you are a Palm Beach County nonprofit, reach out to Randy Palo, CSC Director of Program, at or 561-374-7597.


About Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County

The Council is a local, special-purpose government created by Palm Beach County voters in 1986 and reauthorized in 2014. For more than 30 years, it has provided leadership, funding, services and research on behalf of the county’s children so they grow up healthy, safe and strong.

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