SCACAP has been awarded a grant by the United Way in the amount of $7,500 to assist in the provision of training and education, and provision of stipends for established community leaders to engage the community in Complete Count Committee efforts. SCACAP will be partnering with Orangeburg-Calhoun-Allendale-Bamberg Community Action Agency, Inc. (OCAB) to implement these grants. OCAB Executive Director and SCACAP Executive Director launched the initiation of this grant February 25, 2020.

The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade. The results of this once-a-decade count determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives.

They are also used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions. The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children. The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.