The County of San Mateo is committed to ensuring a complete count of all residents in Census 2020.  Large segments of the county have historically been hard to count or are expected to be less likely to respond given the current political climate.  Therefore, we aim to work with trusted community partners to educate, motivate, and activate residents in participating in the census.  The county is seeking proposals from community organizations to assist in outreach to motivate and activate residents to complete their 2020 census surveys.  Applications should detail culturally and linguistically tailored strategies for motivating and educating the least likely to respond residents that they propose to target for census outreach.  Strategies can be a mix of what has worked in the past and innovative/creative ideas.

​Proposers must be from not-for-profit organizations and can include:
  • Organizations: must be a nonprofit, tax-exempt such as a 501(c)3 or 501(c)6, or an organization that files a 990, 990 EZ, or 990-N with the IRS and serves San Mateo County.
  • Government Agencies:​ San Mateo County cities or special districts (including school districts), or County Departments
  • School groups: Must provide educational services to resident students in San Mateo County
  • Joint Proposers:​ Proposer groups comprised of two or more organizations
  • RFP Released: November 25, 2019 3:00 PM PST
  • Deadline for questions, comments, and exceptions: December 9, 2019 5:00 PM PST
  • Proposal due date and time: December 19, 2019 5:00 PM PST

How to Submit

You can submit your proposal in three ways by Thursday, December 19th, by 5:00 PM PST:

  1. Through PublicPurchase
  2. By emailing all documents to:
  3. By mailing or dopping off a hard-copy to:

San Mateo County
Office of Community Affairs
400 County Center, 1st Floor
Redwood City, CA  94063