Columbus Counts Grant Application

The Columbus Counts: 2020 Census Grants application is live! Mayor Andrew Ginther is providing funding to support local, community-based organizations in getting out the 2020 Census count in Columbus and Franklin County. The City’s goal is to ensure every resident in Columbus and Franklin County is counted, especially individuals from traditionally hard-to-count (HTC) communities. This funding will be distributed to local community-based organizations in Columbus and Franklin County through a mini-grant process administered by the United Way of Central Ohio for the purpose of reaching traditionally HTC communities.  Each local organization will receive a grant to implement Census activities that educate and organize their HTC communities around the Census.

Click here for the application. 

What is the Census?

What is the Census? The U.S. Constitution requires the federal government to conduct a census or “actual enumeration” of every person living in the country every ten years.  - learn more

Why is the Census important?

Why is the 2020 U.S. Census Important? The census determines how much funding our schools, hospitals, public housing and roads receive from the federal government. The 2020 Census results will also determine how many Representatives the State of Ohio gets in the U.S. House of Representatives. - learn more

Columbus and Franklin County Complete Count Committee

Columbus and Franklin County Complete Count Committee The City of Columbus and Franklin County joined teams by creating a Complete Count Committee to make sure every person in our community is counted in the 2020 U.S. Census.  - learn more

Census Events

Outreach Materials Materials designed for different communities in Columbus that you can download and distribute.  - learn more


Census Jobs The Census Bureau is hiring right here in Central Ohio! Click here to learn more about well-paying, temporary job opportunities in your local community. 

Columbus Counts Events

Census Events US 2020 Census Events in Central Ohio - learn more

Reeb Avenue

Neighborhood Maps Click here to check out our U.S. Census Map Gallery! 


More Information Would you like to learn more about the 2020 Census? Check out the U.S. Census Bureau’s website and learn more about the 2020 Census. 

Columbus City Hall

Contact Us Do you have any questions or want to learn more about how you can get involved? Sign up for email alerts here! - learn more