Excerpt from California Census E-Newsletter | Vol. 1

Collaborating with local governments, Tribal Governments, community-based organizations and media, the State is funding efforts that will complement work being done nationally by the U.S. Census Bureau. To ensure culturally congruent efforts among Native American Tribal communities throughout California, $3.12 million has been allocated to fund the following:

  • $316,500 for Tribal Government Contracts
  • $800,000 for Statewide Community-Based Organizations Contracts
  • $2 million for media campaign and additional community-based Contracts

The funding is available to all 110 Federally Recognized Tribes. Recently, the Census Office entered into a $682,399 contract with NUNA Consulting Group, LLC (NUNA) to provide media services specifically to Tribal Governments and American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) urban communities to encourage participation in the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 decennial count. The contract with NUNA Consulting Group, LLC was executed on October 2, 2019.

Two key organizations that will be leading tribal efforts are the California Indian Manpower Consortium and California Native Vote Project, which are collaborating with NUNA and are focusing on Census outreach activities to Tribal Governments and  AI/AN Communities.