Partner Up! Census Partnership and Engagement Program (CPEP)

Image courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau.

Image courtesy of the U.S. Census Bureau.

A first step to successful 2020 Census planning is convening state, regional, and local partners. Grassroots partnerships are essential for reaching historically undercounted communities, and for achieving a fair and accurate census more broadly.

A longstanding decennial census program is the Community Partnership and Engagement Program (CPEP). CPEP engages community partners to build and leverage the strength of trusted community voices for a successful enumeration. Specifically, CPEP aims to achieve three key objectives:

  1. Educate people about the 2020 Census and foster cooperation with enumerators

  2. Encourage community partners to motivate people to self-respond

  3. Engage grassroots organizations to reach out to hard-to-count (HTC) groups and those who are less motivated to respond to the national campaign

More details on the Community Partnership and Engagement Program can be found here.

Want to partner with the U.S. Census Bureau for a fair and accurate count in 2020? Sign up here.

This Data Driven Detroit post details some programmatic community outreach approaches to the 2020 Census.