Partner Up! Census Partnership and Engagement Program (CPEP)
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:
Educate people about the 2020 Census and foster cooperation with enumerators
Encourage community partners to motivate people to self-respond
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.
This Data Driven Detroit post details some programmatic community outreach approaches to the 2020 Census.