Census Intergovernmental Services

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


Agency - Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce fosters and promotes the nation's economic development and technological advancement through vigilance in international trade policy, domestic business policy and growth, and promoting economic progress at all levels.

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/.
Website Address

http://www.cenus.gov



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.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Officials of Federal, State, local governments, and community organizations.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Officials of Federal, State, local governments, and community organizations.

Credentials/Documentation

Not applicable.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

None.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.

12372.

Application Procedures

By written request.

Award Procedures

Not applicable.

Deadlines

Not applicable.

Authorization

Act of August 31, 1954, Public Law 83-740, 13 U.S.C. 8, 31 U.S.C. 686.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not applicable.

Appeals

Not applicable.

Renewals

Not applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Not applicable.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

None.

Audits

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.

Records

None.

Financial Information

Account Identification

13-0401-0-1-376; 13-0450-0-1-376.

Obigations

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.

Information Contacts

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.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not applicable.



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