Volume 1 | February 18, 2020
NM Native Census Coalition l Bulletin No. 1
Welcome to our first newsletter. Please let us know how we can help you as we get closer to April 1.
Urgent! Please spend your IAD grants
Just a quick reminder to all Tribes who have received the New Mexico Indian Affairs Department (IAD) grants for Census outreach should start or continue spending the funding. Although the grant period runs through June 30, it is important that the first wave of funding be spent as soon as possible.

Some tips

   •   Review the work plan submitted to IAD in the grant application
   •   Look closely at the Pre-Education Phase activities and plan the details.

Click here for more tips & resources for swag purchases or videos, including i Count NM's spending guide.
Native Census workers needed in NM
According to the latest recruitment estimates only 1 in 4 positions with the U.S. Census Bureau have been filled by Native people in NM! Please help spread the word in our communities that these jobs are available. Experience has proven that Native people prefer to be met by another Native person – especially someone from their own community.
 
And please relay to those who receive SNAP or other federal benefits they may be eligible to work and keep their benefits. Here is some information (PDF).
Free swag & volunteers needed
The Albuquerque Urban Native Complete Count Committee needs your help! If your organization receives federal grants, relies on data or has civic-funded programming, having an accurate count during the Census 2020 is important. If your organization is hosting an event, please email us and let us know. We have items and funds to support your event, such as Census swag, as you share the importance of the Census with your attendees. For more information email, Brittany Schulman at aio@aio.org.

Also, if you would like to volunteer to table an event, please email Paula-Marie Herbert at RE: Volunteer Opportunities at aio@aio.org.
NMNCC Resources

Thank you again for attending our first Retreat Jan
30-31. After this historic convening, we have put together a Resource page to house some of the presentations, as well as other information to help you with your Census outreach.

For February, we have created a sample pledge card to help the Complete Count Committees (CCCs) with tracking. We also have a few videos that will be shared on our Facebook and YouTube channels, which can be also be shared on your websites and social pages.
The NM Native Census Coalition is a product of the NAVA Education Project.