Important Notice for ODL Census Grant Recipients
The U.S. Census Bureau has responded to the pandemic by sending workers home (Oklahoma's local physical Census offices are closed but ODL can reach the staff by cell phone or email), extending dates on their plans to send out enumerators and changing plans to reach college students. If you need any help answering questions from patrons, the best thing to do is suggest they call the Census Assistance Centers. If you want to see the response rate in your area, use this interactive mapping tool.
If you were able to host a Census program before the social distancing recommendations began, great. But ODL wants to assure you, if it has not been possible to use your funds and/or conduct programming, we are not out of options. **One possibility is to include a Census Partnership Specialist if you are engaging your community in remote outreach programming. It is also possible to adjust your budget and timelines for 2020 Census promotion and keep your grant.
Questions? Contact Susan Woitte.