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2010 Census and Local Partnerships New Jersey State Data Center Annual Network Meeting June 2, 2009 New Brunswick, NJ Philip Lutz Assistant Regional Census.

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1 2010 Census and Local Partnerships New Jersey State Data Center Annual Network Meeting June 2, 2009 New Brunswick, NJ Philip Lutz Assistant Regional Census Manager Philadelphia Region, U.S. Census Bureau 1

2 Partnership Mission Reduce the Differential Undercount Increase the Mail Response Rate Use Local Knowledge and Resources in the Census Process 2

3 Examples of Partnerships Complete Count Committees Partnership Agreements Questionnaire Assistance Centers / Be Counted Sites Census In Schools Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Statistical Areas Boundary and Annexations 3

4 NJ Complete Count Committees and Partnership Agreements Hard to Count Areas and Populations are Targeted Sixty Four Organizations in Complete Count Committees Seven Hundred Seventy Six Partner Organizations Agreements Eligible for Partner Support Program 4

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7 New Jersey Partnership Staff More than 25 Partnership Specialists and Team Leaders More than 50 Partnership Assistants Language and Cultural Experience Stimulus Hiring by August 2009

8 Questionnaire Assistance Centers / Be Counted Sites Neighborhood / Local sites In Language Materials Identify Sites – late 2009 to early 2010 through Partnership Specialists Operation from mid March to mid April QACs – paid staff, approximately 15 hours per week 8

9 Census in the Schools Create Awareness of the Census Children Become Census Advocates in the Home 2010 Census Lessons, Materials, Event Ideas English and Spanish Materials Encourage Census Week 9

10 Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Established by Public Law LUCA Participants Receive Feedback (Fall /Winter) Option 1 and 2 Participants Can Appeal 10

11 LUCA in New Jersey Option 1 – The State, 4 Counties, 121 Local Governments Option 2 – 1 County, 6 Local Governments Option 3 – 2 Counties, 12 Local Governments 11

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13 Participant Statistical Areas Program Census Tracts, Block Groups, and Census Designated Places 17 County Agencies and 1 Regional Planning Agency in NJ Boundary Verification by Participants in 3 rd and 4 th Quarter

14 Tribal Statistical Areas Program Three Tribes in NJ. All are delineating their SDTSAs through NJ Commission of Indian Affairs. Ramapough Mountain Tribe (Passaic & Bergen) Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape (Cumberland) Powhatan Renape (Burlington) Sand Hill (Monmouth) is currently not state recognized but are partnering with Census 14

15 2010 Census Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) January 1, 2010 Boundary All Governments Eligible 15

16 ? QUESTIONS ? 16


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