The deadline for the 2020 Census Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is Friday, September 6, 2019 at 5:00 pm CT. IDHS will award grants to eligible community organizations and local governments to serve as Regional Intermediaries, using their expertise and experience in executing and managing subawards, to encourage a complete count.

If your organization is interested in applying for this funding opportunity either as a potential Regional Intermediary or subrecipient, please complete one or both of these short surveys, linked below. Please note, this survey is for informational purposes only, so that potential Regional Intermediaries and potential subrecipients can connect with each other. Survey responses, including contact information, will be made public on

Potential Regional Intermediary Survey
Potential Subrecipient Survey

IDHS staff have developed resources to help everyone with the NOFO application process including:

• A technical assistance webinar/slide presentation
• A catalog of GATA (Grant Accountability and Transparency Act) training webinars that dive into the specifics of the GATA process
• An outline of pre-qualification requirements for potential grantees/Regional Intermediaries and subrecipients
• A Question and Answer web page

If you have questions concerning the NOFO, please email the Illinois Census Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you have additional questions or suggestions, please contact Marishonta Wilker-son, Census Office Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 312-793-1756.

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Springfield Office:
Senator 15th District
413 Capitol
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8066

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1350 E. Sibley Blvd., Suite 403
Dolton, IL 60419
(708) 893-0552
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