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.
Published biweekly newsletters via e-mail and the Internet for the public. Conducted occasional seminars on Census and other statistical resources, and specialized workshops and training courses on Census 2000 programs and products, Economic Census activities, American Community Survey programs and products and other subjects. Both Census headquarters and regional office staff participated in such conferences and workshops. Publication of guides, pamphlets, and other reference material and sale of data products.
Uses and Use Restrictions
(1) Assistance for locally sponsored conferences or workshops on the censuses and other Census Bureau programs--arrangements must be mutually agreeable; (2) consultation on problems associated with using Census Bureau products; and (3) descriptive reports, brochures, and Internet-site information (address: http://www.census.gov/) concerning Census Bureau programs, products, and their uses.
Materials and consultation at the Census Bureau are available to any requester.
Officials of Federal, State, and Local Governments, universities, community organizations, and the private sector are eligible for Census Bureau-sponsored data user training; there may be a nominal fee.
Also, see information about State Data Centers presented under program 11.004, Census Intergovernmental Services, in the Catalog, and at (http://www.census.gov/sdc/www/).
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
By written request.
Act of August 31, 1954, Public Law 83-740.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
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 financial assistance of $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 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.
FY 07 $66,700; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Publication order forms for reports on data files resulting from census and special surveys, no charge. Selected informational publications: Census Product Update (biweekly online and e-mailed newsletter), no charge; information about training courses, no charge; online electronic sales catalog site. Please contact the Customer Services Center (301) 763-4636 for ordering information, or check "Catalog" on the Internet site (http://www.census.gov).
Regional or Local Office
See list of 12 Census Bureau Regional Offices at www.census.gov/field/www.
For information about training opportunities, go to http://www.census.gov/mso/www/training/index.htm or contact the Marketing Services Office, Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233. Telephone: 301-763-4094. For free materials and ordering information for priced products, please contact: Customer Services Center, Marketing Services Office, Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233. Telephone: (301) 763-INFO (4636).
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
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