Foundation, KRFY team up for 2020 Census

| September 15, 2020 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT — As the 2020 census deadline of Sept. 30 draws near, 88.5 KRFY Community Radio has received a $1,000 "Instagrant."

The grant from the LOR Foundation, which works to enhance livability in rural parts of the mountain West, will held the community radio station help get the word out to ensure a complete and accurate count. 88.5 KRFY Community Radio serves northern Idaho’s rural communities — areas that have historically been undercounted in the census.

Tune in to 88.5 KRFY, Wednesday at 8 a.m. on Sept. 16 and 23, to hear what area leaders have to say about the 2020 census and why it’s vital that everyone be counted. 88.5 KRFY is reaching out to community and civic leaders and organization via recorded interview to find out why an accurate count is essential to our north Idaho community. The mayors of Sandpoint, Ponderay, and Dover will be interviewed along with county and state elected officials. In addition, the station will talk to the regional 2020 U.S. Census Bureau spokesperson, Misty Slater.

If you haven’t taken the 2020 census yet, there are plenty of ways to access it:

• Fill out the census digitally online at www.2020census.gov or follow the 2020 census link on KRFY’s website.

• Fill out and send the mailer that you received in early April.

• If you are unable to respond online or by mail, you can call 844-330-2020 and take the census over the phone.

More information, visit krfy.org or on the station’s Facebook page.