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By Alabama NewsCenter Staff
The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and Alabama Counts! announced today they will launch a census participation competition – the Alabama Census Bowl – on Sept. 2 among 32 counties throughout Alabama with low self-response rates.
The competition will last four weeks, ending Sept. 30, the final day that households across the state and nation can participate in the 2020 Census. Winning counties can receive up to $65,000 to benefit their public school systems.
Counties will compete in a March Madness-style, head-to-head challenge, with counties facing off against others in a weekly bracket system – with 16 counties in the East Bracket and 16 in the West Bracket. Only the counties with the biggest increase in self-response rates for that week will advance.
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