CENSUS INFORMATION - CP

CONNECTING POINT


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  • Grass Valley, Nevada
local_phone
  • TTY
    844-521-6697
  • Business Line
    530-274-5601

What
INFORMATION
211 Connecting Point provides information to Nevada County residents about Census 2020, including:
  • Employment opportunities available with the U.S. Census Bureau for Census 2020
  • Phone numbers where residents can complete their Census questionnaire in their native language (starting March 12)
  • The website (https://my2020census.gov/) where residents can complete their Census questionnaire

When
Information will be provided through 211 Connecting Point beginning January 1, 2020.

Why
Getting a correct count is essential to the future of our community. Census data is used to decide how billions of dollars in federal funding for schools, roads, emergency services, and safety net programs will be spent. To receive our fair share of these funds, it is critical that all Nevada County residents are counted in the upcoming Census.

Additional Information

CENSUS TIMELINE
DATES ACTIVITIES
March 12 - April 30 U.S. Census Bureau Self-Response Operation*
  • Mailing 1: March 12-20
  • Mailing 2: Reminder letter, March 16-24
  • Mailing 3: Reminder postcard, March 26 - April 3
  • Mailing 4: Reminder letter plus paper questionnaire, April 8-16
  • Mailing 5: “It’s not too late” postcard, April 20-27
*Note: These mailings will not go to P.O. Boxes
Nevada County Counts Outreach
  • Mailing to all Nevada County P.O. Boxes: April 1
May 13 - July 31 Non-Response Follow-Up
July 31 Last day for households to self-respond online, by phone or by mail
 

CENSUS JOBS
Online: https://2020census.gov/en/jobs
Phone: 1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855-562-2020)

CENSUS QUESTIONNAIRES
U.S. Census Bureau Census 2020 website: https://my2020census.gov/

Starting MARCH 12 these are the dedicated toll-free Census Questionnaire Assistance phone numbers for each supported language.
LANGUAGE LINE TOLL-FREE NUMBER
English 844-330-2020
Spanish 844-468-2020
Chinese (Mandarin) 844-391-2020
Chinese (Cantonese) 844-398-2020
Vietnamese 844-461-2020
Korean 844-392-2020
Russian 844-417-2020
Arabic 844-416-2020
Tagalog 844-478-2020
Polish 844-479-2020
French 844-494-2020
Haitian Creole 844-477-2020
Portuguese 844-474-2020
Japanese 844-460-2020
English (Puerto Rico residents) 844-418-2020
Spanish (Puerto Rico residents) 844-426-2020
Telephone Display Device (TDD) 844-467-2020
 
 
FAQs

How does the Census count people who live or stay in more than one place?

People living or staying at more than one location are to be counted at the residence where they live and sleep most often. If they cannot determine a place where they live most often, they are counted where they are staying on Census Day. Examples include:
  • People living away most of the time while working
  • People who live or stay at two or more residences (during the week, month, or year), such as people who travel seasonally between residences
  • Children in shared custody or other arrangements who live at more than one residence

FAQs

How does the Census count people who are experiencing homelessness?

Individuals and families experiencing homelessness will be counted as part of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Group Quarters (GQ) Enumeration. A GQ is a place where people who are not related, live or stay in a group living arrangement, that is owned or managed by an entity or organization providing housing and/or services for the residents. Examples include:
  • College residence hall
  • Skilled nursing facility
  • Military barracks
  • Group home
  • Correctional Facility
  • Workers’ dormitory
  • Transitional Shelter
  • Residential Treatment Center
  • Religious housing like a convent or monastery
People experiencing homelessness will be counted during Service Based Enumeration (SBE), which includes:
  • Emergency and Transitional Shelters for People Experiencing Homelessness
  • Soup Kitchens
  • Regularly Scheduled Mobile Food Vans
  • Targeted Non-Sheltered Outdoor Locations (TNSOL) 
Service-Based Enumeration/TNSOL is a 3-day enumeration from March 30 through April 1, 2020.
DATES ACTIVITIES
February 3-March 6 Conduct Advance Contact
March 30-April 1 Conduct Service Based Enumeration (SBE)
April 1-May 1 E-Response
April 1-June 12 Group Quarters Enumeration
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
**ORIGINAL CONTENT**
 
iCarol Census Information record
 
What
INFORMATION
211 Connecting Point provides information to Nevada County residents about Census 2020, including:
  • Employment opportunities available with the U.S. Census Bureau for Census 2020
  • Phone numbers where residents can complete their Census questionnaire in their native language (starting March 12)
  • The website (https://www.2020census.gov/) where residents can complete their Census questionnaire
  • The locations of Questionnaire Assistance Centers (QAC) or Questionnaire Assistance Kiosks (QAK) where individuals can complete their Census questionnaire online or by phone*
ASSISTANCE
Connecting Point serves as a Questionnaire Assistance Center (QAC) for Census 2020 from March 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020.

Connecting Point staff will:
  • Answer questions about the Census
  • Assist residents in accessing their Census questionnaire online or by phone
Connect Point staff will not:
  • Complete questionnaires for others
  • Collect or retain response information outside of the questionnaire
  • Guide responses for the questionnaire
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. March 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020. Assistance is available in English and Spanish.
Connecting Point staff are not employees of the U.S. Census Bureau.

When
Information will be provided through 211 Connecting Point beginning January 1, 2020.
Connecting Point’s QAC will be open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm from March 1, 2020 through July 31, 2020.

Where
Connecting Point QAC Location: 208 Sutton Way, Grass valley, CA 95945
 
Why
Getting a correct count is essential to the future of our community. Census data is used to decide how billions of dollars in federal funding for schools, roads, emergency services, and safety net programs will be spent. To receive our fair share of these funds, it is critical that all Nevada County residents are counted in the upcoming Census.

Additional Information

CENSUS TIMELINE
DATES ACTIVITIES
March 12 - April 30 U.S. Census Bureau Self-Response Operation*
  • Mailing 1: March 12-20
  • Mailing 2: Reminder letter, March 16-24
  • Mailing 3: Reminder postcard, March 26 - April 3
  • Mailing 4: Reminder letter plus paper questionnaire, April 8-16
  • Mailing 5: “It’s not too late” postcard, April 20-27
*Note: These mailings will not go to P.O. Boxes
Nevada County Counts Outreach
  • Mailing to all Nevada County P.O. Boxes: April 1
May 13 - July 31 Non-Response Follow-Up
July 31 Last day for households to self-respond online, by phone or by mail
 

CENSUS JOBS
Online: https://2020census.gov/en/jobs
Phone: 1-855-JOB-2020 (1-855-562-2020)

CENSUS QUESTIONNAIRES
U.S. Census Bureau Census 2020 website: https://2020census.gov/

Starting MARCH 12 these are the dedicated toll-free Census Questionnaire Assistance phone numbers for each supported language.
LANGUAGE LINE TOLL-FREE NUMBER
English 844-330-2020
Spanish 844-468-2020
Chinese (Mandarin) 844-391-2020
Chinese (Cantonese) 844-398-2020
Vietnamese 844-461-2020
Korean 844-392-2020
Russian 844-417-2020
Arabic 844-416-2020
Tagalog 844-478-2020
Polish 844-479-2020
French 844-494-2020
Haitian Creole 844-477-2020
Portuguese 844-474-2020
Japanese 844-460-2020
English (Puerto Rico residents) 844-418-2020
Spanish (Puerto Rico residents) 844-426-2020
Telephone Display Device (TDD) 844-467-2020

ADDITIONAL CENSUS QAC/QAK LOCATIONS

QAC/QAK Finder is herehttps://publicqacs.azurewebsites.net/
Short video: How to use the QAC/QAK Finder tool - https://vimeo.com/395822744/b5f6ec295a

*QACs and QAKs are physical locations where the public can get information about the Census in their native language. These locations also provide online and/or phone access (both are recommended) to complete the questionnaire. QACs rely on staff or volunteers to answer questions related to completing the Census questionnaire.

QAC/QAKs must be open during the self-response period from mid-March to the end of April 2020. Contracted Partners are encouraged to assess response data and maintain QACs/QAKs in low response areas during the non-response follow-up (NRFU) from May to July 2020.

QACs and QAKs are designed to:
  • Provide additional support to target geographic and demographic communities at risk of being undercounted.
  • Answer questions about completing the Census questionnaire.
  • Assist those with specific language access needs with in-person language support or connect them with online or telephone resources.
  • Provide online access to those who do not have access or have limited broadband access.
  • Provide access to phone support for those who prefer to complete the questionnaire over the phone, rather than online or to those who have limited access to a landline or with limited cell phone minutes.
  • Provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities.
 
FAQs

How does the Census count people who are experiencing homelessness?

Individuals and families experiencing homelessness will be counted as part of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Group Quarters (GQ) Enumeration. A GQ is a place where people who are not related, live or stay in a group living arrangement, that is owned or managed by an entity or organization providing housing and/or services for the residents. Examples include:
  • College residence hall
  • Skilled nursing facility
  • Military barracks
  • Group home
  • Correctional Facility
  • Workers’ dormitory
  • Transitional Shelter
  • Residential Treatment Center
  • Religious housing like a convent or monastery
People experiencing homelessness will be counted during Service Based Enumeration (SBE), which includes:
  • Emergency and Transitional Shelters for People Experiencing Homelessness
  • Soup Kitchens
  • Regularly Scheduled Mobile Food Vans
  • Targeted Non-Sheltered Outdoor Locations (TNSOL) 
Service-Based Enumeration/TNSOL is a 3-day enumeration from March 30 through April 1, 2020.
DATES ACTIVITIES
February 3-March 6 Conduct Advance Contact
March 30-April 1 Conduct Service Based Enumeration (SBE)
April 1-May 1 E-Response
April 1-June 12 Group Quarters Enumeration