Census Intergovernmental Services


To provide technical and informational assistance to State and local governments.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 04/02/2020 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: U.S. Census Bureau
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Advisory Services and Counseling;
Dissemination of Technical Information; Training.
Program Accomplishments
Fifty States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico are officially participating in the Federal-State Cooperative Program for the preparation and publication of county population estimates. Currently 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are participating in the State Data Center Program, and many are also in the Business and Industry Data Center (BIDC) Program. Over 1,800 state and local governmental agencies, universities and other organizations are affiliated with the programs.
Act of August 31, 1954, Public Law 83-740, 13 U.S.C. 8, 31 U.S.C. 686.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Officials of Federal, State, local governments, and community organizations.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Officials of Federal, State, local governments, and community organizations.
Not applicable.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
By written request.
Award Procedure
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Statistical, technical, and informational assistance provided to Federal, State, and local governments includes the following: (1) Technical assistance on methods of making population estimates and projections; (2) consultation services available to local officials for the planning and conducting of special surveys; (3) special censuses taken at the request and expense of local communities; (4) special surveys conducted on a reimbursable basis; and (5) assistance to States in the establishment and operation of State Data Centers and Business and Industry Data Centers to improve access to Census Bureau data by State and local agencies and other data users.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations, nonfederal entities that expend $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Not applicable.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See list of 12 Bureau of the Census Regional Offices and Department of Commerce District Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog, or http://www.census.gov/field/www/.
Headquarters Office
For special censuses, Office of Special Censuses, telephone: (301) 763-1429, FTS is not available; for population estimates and projections, Population Division, telephone: (301) 763-2422, FTS is not available; and for State Data Center and BIDC Programs, Customer Liaison Office Staff, telephone: (301) 763-1305, FTS is not available. Mailing address: Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233.
Website Address
http://www.cenus.gov .
Financial Information
Account Identification
13-0401-0-1-376; 13-0450-0-1-376.
FY 07 $12,639,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
(1) Series P-25, Population Estimates and Projections, price varies; (2) Federal Special Censuses (Form SC-1), no charge; (3) Data Center Address List, http://www.census.gov/sdc/www/sdctxt.html; (4) Census Catalog and Guide is available on the Web site and on CD-ROM. Please call Customer Services (301) 457-4100 for ordering information.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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