Local Complete Count Committees Toolkit

Local Complete Count Committees

Local Complete Count Committees, comprised of local partners who work with and reach hard-to-count populations, are critical to helping the U.S. Census Bureau reach hard-to-count Californians. Local governments, such as counties, are expected to work closely with their local committee to ensure outreach efforts are inclusive, effective, and culturally appropriate.

This toolkit includes tailored support materials and resources for Local Complete Count Committees, including information on building your LCCC. The below resources will be key in making your communications and outreach efforts effective. It is imperative that committees are well-equipped with information and resources – to ensure that every Californian is counted in the 2020 Census!

Because Local Complete Count Committees know their community best, they are uniquely positioned to ensure that the residents in their communities are counted. We know the Census… and have compiled the toolkit below to help you establish a LCCC and implement a successful outreach campaign.  


Toolkit Resources


Mapping Tools


Social Media 

2020 Census Timeline


  • Tribal leader, governor, or highest elected local official or community leader determines Complete Count Committees (CCCs) structure.
  • CCCs receive 2020 Census training.


  • Continue establishing CCCs.
  • Open Area Census Offices.
  • CCCs develop strategy and work plan.


  • CCCs begin community organization mobilization.
  • 2020 Census advertising campaign begins in early 2020.
  • CCCs support the 2020 Census.
  • CCCs encourage self-response.

April 1, 2020 – CENSUS DAY

  • CCCs urge households who do not respond to cooperate with census takers.