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The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, Public Law 116-260, Section 110 authorizes the U.S. Census Bureau to award cooperative agreements to appropriate entities, including any Federal, State, or local government unit, or institution of higher education, to aid and promote certain statistical, research, and methodology activities.

The Census Bureau has posted a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcement to solicit applications from eligible applicants to support research that improves measurement of the U.S. population coverage of a production system for record linkage and entity resolution, and to improve the quality of linkages. This includes procedures for application to populations of humans, households, businesses, and other entities.

There are two program priorities under this announcement. The Census Bureau is soliciting applications from eligible applicants who have a mutual interest in one or both program priorities: (1) Improvement of Methodology Related to Record Linkage, Entity Resolution and Evaluation Thereof; and (2) Development and Improvement of the Technology for Entity Resolution and Record Linkage.

For further information on the full NOFO announcement listed below, go to:

  • Federal Funding Opportunity Number: CENSUS-RMD-RMDPO-2021-2006906
  • Federal Opportunity Title: U.S. Census Bureau Research on Record Linkage and Entity Resolution
  • CFDA Number: 11.016, Statistical, Research, and Methodology Assistanc

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