MCALLEN, Texas – The City of McAllen has been awarded a grant to assist with a census educational outreach for our youngest residents.
The $5,000 grant was awarded by the foundation of Texas Care for Children.
McAllen is only one of four cities to receive this grant.
The funds will be used to print coloring books and purchase art supply kits with census curriculum to engage and inform youth and their guardians about the importance and significance of the census.
“Children under 10 have traditionally been undercounted in our area so the library is very excited to be a part of this grant which is going to close that gap this year with the 2020 census and were going to do so by inviting the public to come into our bilingual story times so we can help to promote the census,” said Kate Horan Library Director for the City of McAllen.
The coloring books and curriculum will be available in both English and Spanish and will be distributed to daycare centers and head start programs in hard to count areas in McAllen.