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Chautauqua County gets Census grant

Chautauqua County recently received a grant to help raise awareness about the Census in local commuities.

Empire State Development awarded the county a Census 2020 Complete Count Outreach Grant worth over $100,000 as part of an initiative to encourage residents to complete the census.

Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel stressed the importance of the census in determining the distribution of federal funding, and he said the participation of county residents will help secure aid for "medical care, libraries, school lunches and many more programs."

The deadline to complete and submit 2020 Census information is Sept. 30.