U.P. census campaign underway

MARQUETTE — The Community Foundation of Marquette County, Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula and Grow & Lead are accepting grant applications for the Be Counted UP Census 2020 Campaign.

With support from Michigan Nonprofit Association’s Be Counted MI 2020, funding is available for projects that:

≤ Engage and educate undercounted communities about the importance of the 2020 census.

≤ Familiarize communities with the census process and changes to the 2020 census.

≤ Develop and implement effective strategies to boost census participation and support communities beyond the life of the project.

“This work is very important to the Upper Peninsula,” Gail Anthony, Community Foundation of Marquette County CEO, said in a news release. “With the aging population and lack of internet access in rural areas, there may be new challenges that haven’t been seen in previous years. Although we have a small population, we want to ensure they are all counted so our communities can best be represented at local, state and national levels.”

Funding applications will be accepted through July 15.

More information and applications can be found at https://www.glcyd.org/census-2020/. Paper applications are available and can be requested by calling 906-228-8919 x113 or emailing census@glcyd.org.