Project encourages participation in the 2020 Census before the reporting deadline on Oct. 31.
Funding goes toward school services and programs such as special education, Head Start, after-school programs, classroom technology, food assistance, and maternal and child health programs.
Census says each person not counted is a loss of federal or state funds to the tune of $2,000 per year for 10 years.
San Benito County committee asks residents to self-respond online, over the phone or by mail.
More than 30 volunteers walk door-to-door to reach over 1,600 homes in Hollister.
Two trustees object to his wish to volunteer for a city and county effort to maximize turnout.
“The Census is not and must not be a political weapon that incites fear in our community," Rivas said.
For the first time, the national survey goes to the web; phone and paper surveys will continue.