January 2017:Using Census Data in Grant Writing

  • How can I access the most current and relevant Census Data?
  • What data is available for my local community?
  • How do I present data in grant proposals?

This session is geared towards learning how to use census data in grant proposal writing, participants will learn where to pinpoint key census demographics to help build an effective case for project funding.  Major topics include census concepts & geography; navigating the Census website; understanding Census data products; and presenting data in grant proposals.  Participants will learn how to access the most current Census data on population, race/ethnicity, income, poverty, education, language spoken at home and many other socioeconomic topics using the new and enhanced American FactFinder.

Grant Professional Certification (GPC) Competencies covered in this session:

  • Knowledge of how to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application
  • Identify accurate and appropriate data sources to support proposal narratives.

Who’s Invited:
Anyone interested in the grants profession

OneOC Training Room, Suite 100
1901 E. 4th Street – Santa Ana

Monday, January 23, 2017
12 noon – 1:30PM

Free for Premium and GPA Members
$15 accelerated member
$25 basic & not yet member.



Presenter: Luz Castillo
Data Dissemination Specialist
U.S. Census Bureau

Luz obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Occidental College and a Master’s in Education from the University of Phoenix. She is responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing data dissemination and outreach activities throughout Central and Southern California.  Luz provides data access workshops, data presentations, interviews and webinars to a variety of organizations such as local governments, congressional offices, businesses, non-profits, media, universities, tribes, and developers.  Originally from Watsonville, California she currently resides in Los Angeles.