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U.S. Census Data and You - Using Demographics to Improve Grant Proposals

Partner: FREE / General: FREE

This presentation is hosted by Rasmuson Foundation and the U.S. Census Bureau.

Morning Session: Overview of Census Data for Grant Writers from 10:00 - 11:30
The morning presentation will cover the types of demographic and household economic data that are available from the Census and the American Community Survey and how these data can be applied to grant writing for community applications. A demonstration on how to access critical data through Population Finder and Quick Facts will be provided. Examples will include how to grab demographic profiles of your community quickly, covering:

  • General Population Profiles
  • Social and Economic Profiles
  • Housing Profiles

Afternoon Session: How to extract detailed data through American Factfinder for Grant Writing from 1:30 - 4:30
The afternoon session will involve a three-hour hands-on computer training on how to access American Factfinder on the U.S. Census Bureau’s website to extract specific demographic and economic tables to support grants and show how to use Census Data for community applications.

This half-day program is aimed at people whose main interest is in small or sub-city areas such as tracts, block groups, blocks, etc. It provides experience in analyzing census geography, locating data for small areas and preparing small area demographic profiles.

This workshop is designed to provide general information about the use of census data in Federal fund distribution.  Subjects include; income, poverty, education, labor force, disability, language spoken, migration, journey to work, and housing.  This workshop is for planners, analysts, administrators and grant writers. Users will learn how to extract and download data and how to do simple thematic mapping of data.

The computer workshop will provide information for understanding, locating, and using the latest 2010 Census data. Through exercises and hands-on demos, participants will improve their skills in using www.census.gov and the new American FactFinder system.




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