(The next census is rapidly approaching)…The population count will be in 2020.

The County Board of Supervisors this week said they were very interested in a complete and accurate count. To accomplish that goal, the Board agreed to enter into an agreement with the California Census 2020 Complete Count Office to assist in promoting local participation in the decennial census. The California Complete County Office announced that they are making funding available for participating counties to pay for activities related to this effort. Imperial County is eligible to receive $284,434, but the funding is contingent on the County achieving certain objectives, completing certain tasks, meeting deadlines and adhering to specified contractual requirements. Although the County will take the lead of coordinating this initiative, development and implementation of the outreach plan would be a regional effort and will require participation from the cities, special districts, educational organizations, regional agencies, community based organizations, business associations and more stakeholders.