Montgomery County Takes New Steps for Census Participation
Montgomery County is taking unprecedented steps to encourage participation in the 2020 Census — a trend rippling through the rest of the state.
The Maryland Department of Planning recently awarded the county $581,700 to expand efforts to reach undercounted residents, part of a $5 million statewide funding package for 53 local jurisdictions and agencies.
This is the first time both Maryland and county governments have dedicated funding to census outreach, said Diane Vu, the county’s director of the Office of Community Partnerships. The efforts come amid lingering concerns over a proposed citizenship question the U.S. Commerce Department suggested in 2018.
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Source: Bethesda Magazine
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