PROPOSED: Timeline Review

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Date Proposed Timeline for the 2020 Census Advisory Panel
June 20, 2019 Governor announces Executive Order on Census 2020
June 21, 2019 IDHS launches www.census.illinois.gov
June 25, 2019 On-line survey for NOFO launched through www.census.illinois.gov
June 28, 2019 First meeting of the Governor's Appointed Census 2020 Advisory Panel
July 8, 2019 Second meeting of the Governor's Appointed Census 2020 Advisory Panel
July 31, 2019 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) released by IDHS through the www.census.illinois.gov and DHS website
August 8, 2019 Technical Assistance Webinar held for 2020 Census NOFO at 1:00 pm
Webinar information
Week of September 6, 2019 First monthly report of Census 2020 Advisory Panel to be published at www.census.illinois.gov
September 13, 2019 Applications with budget and all corresponding forms in response to the NOFO are due by 5:00 pm CT
September 16 - October 11, 2019 Merit Based Review of all eligible applications received in response to the NOFO
Week of October 15, 2019 Notice of State Awards (NOSA) announced for Regional Intermediaries (RIs)
October 18, 2019 - November 4, 2019 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) released for Northwest Region through the www.census.illinois.gov and DHS website
November 4, 2019 Applications with budget and all corresponding forms in response to the NOFO are due by 5:00 pm CT
Week of November 4, 2019 2020 Census NOFO Awardees Grants Finalized
November 4 - November 15, 2019 Merit Based Review of all eligible applications received in response to the Northwest Region NOFO
Week of November 11, 2019 Notice of State Awards (NOSA) announced for Northwest Region Regional Intermediary(ies)
Week of November 18, 2019 2020 Census RIs work plan implementation begins and contracts with subrecipients executed
Week of December 2, 2019 2020 Census Northwest Region NOFO Awardee(s) Grants Finalized
Week of December 2, 2019 2020 Census Northwest Region Regional Intermediary(ies) work plan implementation begins and contracts with subrecipients executed
Week of December 16, 2019 2020 Census RIs work plan implementation begins
Week of December 16, 2019 2020 Census Northwest Region NOFO Awardee(s) Grants Finalized
Week of December 16, 2019 2020 Census Northwest Region Regional Intermediary(ies) work plan implementation begins and contracts with subrecipients executed
Census Bureau ** & External
December 2019 Starts digital outreach campaign
January 2020 Starts full national outreach campaign
March 17, 2020 Illinois Primary Elections
March 12-20, 2020 An invitation to respond online to the 2020 Census.  (Some households will also receive paper questionnaires.)
March 16-24, 2020 A reminder letter send
March 26-April 3, 2020 For non-respondents (NR):  A reminder postcard
On or before March 31, 2020 After the funding of grant recipients and on or before March 31, 2020, the Co- Coordinators, with advice from the Panel, shall identify any areas of further need. Based on identified areas of further need, the Co-Coordinators, shall determine whether to increase existing grant funding to Regional Intermediaries and/or provide grants to new grantees to address identified needs.
April 1, 2020 CENSUS DAY
April 8-16, 2020 For NR:  A reminder letter and paper questionnaire.
April 20-27, 2020 For NR:  A final reminder postcard before Census follows up in person.
May 13-July 2020 Enumerator follow up to NR
July 31, 2020 Self-response option ends
December 2020 Transmits state population and congressional apportionment data
Feb to March 2021 Redistricting data released

**Census Bureau dates are estimated time frames as operations vary across the country. Check www.census.gov or with regional Census Bureau office.