The Princeton Area Community Foundation has awarded $40,000 in grants to four local nonprofits working to ensure an accurate count in the 2020 Census.
“An accurate census count means there will be appropriate government funding to help areas in need,” said Jeffrey Vega, President and CEO of the Princeton Area Community Foundation. “Coming together as a community is the only way to achieve this goal, and we are so happy to be a part of this effort.”
Grants of $10,000 each were awarded to Arm in Arm, the Hamilton YMCA, the Princeton YMCA, and the Hightstown-based organization RISE.
The nonprofits will use the grants to help reach populations that are difficult to count. Accurate counts are important because the federal government uses census data to determine how to allocate resources to states, including funding for a wide variety of categories, such as school lunches, Head Start programs, Pell Grants, Medicaid, and Medicare Part B.