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Berrien County Counts Berrien County 2020 Census Hub Advisory Council April 23, 2019

Berrien County Counts Berrien County 2020 Census Hub Advisory Council April 23, 2019. Agenda. Introductions The Risk The Initiative Advisory Council Discussion. Berrien County Census Hub. Lisa Cripps-Downey President Berrien Community Foundation. Kathy Stady Census Hub Coordinator

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Berrien County Counts Berrien County 2020 Census Hub Advisory Council April 23, 2019

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  1. Berrien County Counts Berrien County 2020 Census Hub Advisory CouncilApril 23, 2019

  2. Agenda Introductions The Risk The Initiative Advisory Council Discussion

  3. Berrien County Census Hub Lisa Cripps-DowneyPresidentBerrien Community Foundation Kathy StadyCensus Hub Coordinator Berrien Community Foundation

  4. Introductions Introductions Your Name Your Organization

  5. Berrien County Counts Our Risk Our Risk

  6. $44 Million Annually Berrien County RiskCensus-Based Funding 29,951Hard to Count 156,813 126,862

  7. Census-based funding includes … • School Lunches • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) • WIC (Women, Infants, & Children Food and Nutrition Service) • Child Care • S-Chip (State Child Health Insurance Program) • Housing (Section 8) • Employment Opportunities • Public Health • Medicare • Medicaid • Health Centers • Transportation Infrastructure Highways Roads Bridges Education Title I (Improving the Academic Achievementof the Disadvantaged) IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) Head Start

  8. Census data for redistricting Apportioning seats to the U.S. House of Representatives Redistricting for state representatives Electoral college votes School district assignment areas Census data for decisions Selecting locations for businesses Identifying population shifts and demographics based on age, race and ethnicity

  9. Who are the Hard-to-Count populations? People of color Immigrants – legal and undocumented* Children under 5 Low-income households Homeless individuals Highly mobile individuals – students and young people People with limited Internet access *As of January 15, 2019, the District Court of SDNY rules citizenship status cannot be asked on the 2020 Census. The Supreme Court is expected to issue a decision in June 2019

  10. What does the Census form ask? Ethnicity (Hispanic, Latino or Spanish Origin) Race Relationship (to person completing the form) Own/Rent Citizenship Name of each person in household Does person live/stay somewhere else? (student, military, etc.) Age Date of Birth Sex

  11. How is the 2020 census different from the 2010 census? “Internet first” response methodology Initial mailings will be for Internet or phone submission Last reminder mailing will be a paper survey Current political environment Citizenship question decision expected in June

  12. The Berrien County Risk $44 million annually $440 million over 10 years

  13. Berrien County Counts The Initiative The Initiative

  14. Statewide coordinator of Census Hubs and funding • Kellogg Foundation and Council of Michigan Foundations primary sources of funding • Berrien County coordinator and mini-grant administrator • Organize and coordinate communication • Guide mini-grant and review mini-grant proposals to secure funding for outreach efforts and events • Ambassadors for the Census Census Advisory Council Mini-Grant Recipients • Fieldwork with hard-to-count populations The 2020 Michigan Nonprofits Count Campaign is an effort led by with support from

  15. Funding and coordinating the Michigan initiative 13 Hubs 46 of 83 counties in Michigan Resources National studies and webinars about reaching Hard-to-Count populations Understanding Census operations Finding and understanding data Communication messages ready for customizing to local area Sharing best practices across Michigan Evaluation for the future

  16. Leading and coordinating the Berrien County initiative Mini-grants for nonprofits to reach the Hard-to-Count populationin Berrien County Mini-grant communication including informational meetings Administer mini-grant process from application through evaluation Focus on nonprofits Trusted partners in the community Established legitimacy and infrastructure to “Get out the Count” Aware directly of how federal funding can impact their clients’ needs Community resource for Census information Census tract details Staff support for the Advisory Council to develop and execute the Berrien County strategy

  17. Berrien County Counts Advisory Council Advisory Council

  18. Advisory Council Purpose The Advisory Council provides guidance to the Berrien County Hub on the Census 2020 efforts including, but not limited to, grantmaking, advocacy, media and community outreach.

  19. Advisory Council Responsibilities Provide input on distribution of mini-grants to local nonprofitsfor get-out-the-count efforts. Review and provide local/culturally sensitive changes to standardmessaging about the census for your community. Serve as spokespeople and champions encouraging those in yourcommunity to complete the census. Advocate with local officials to encourage a fair and accuratecensus count. Conduct outreach to nonprofits to encourage their participation in the campaign.

  20. Advisory Council Commitment The Council will meet in April and May then every other month through July 2020. Staff support for the council is provided by the Census Hub Coordinator. Encourage nonprofits with an understanding of hard-to-count populations to apply for a mini-grant. Participate in selection of mini-grant awards. Advocate in everything you do. Talk about the Census everywhere.

  21. Low response score* Hard-to-Count 30.0 to 49.1 25.0 to 29.9 20.0 to 24.9 16.0 to 19.9 0.0 to 15.9 % Unlikely to Respond *Source: Response Outreach Area Mapper (ROAM)www.census.gov/roam *US Census Bureau, 2010 Census

  22. High Risk of Undercount *Source: Response OutreachArea Mapper (ROAM)www.census.gov/roam

  23. Medium Risk of Undercount Low Riskof Undercount *Source: Response OutreachArea Mapper (ROAM)www.census.gov/roam

  24. Resources • Communication guides – talking points, posters • https://www.berriencommunity.org/census • Kathy, Berrien County Census Hub Coordinator • And much more … Map of each Census tracts with response risk National research studies on hard-to-count populations Census Bureau ads & communicationsincluding videos Census operations information

  25. Discussion Discussion

  26. Advisory Council Organizations Do we have the right people at this meeting? Who do we need to add? Area Agency on Aging Benton Harbor Promise Berrien Community Foundation Berrien RESA Michigan’s Great SW Strategic Leadership Council Department of Health & Human Services Spectrum Health – Lakeland Legal Aid Migrant Services First Presbyterian Church, Benton Harbor Church of the Mediator, Sawyer • Large Employers • Whirlpool • Lakeland • AEP • Local Governments • Benton Harbor • Buchanan • Coloma • Lincoln Township • Niles • St. Joseph • Watervliet • Lake Michigan College • Andrews University

  27. Who do we need to talk to? Ways to integrate Census with ongoing efforts Regular interactions with clients Large events that could host informational booths Small events with speakers to encourage participation

  28. Next Meeting Topics Who are the organizations able to reach hard-to-count neighborhoods? Finalize RFP and identify potential mini-grant recipients Mini-grant communication plan

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