Securing funding was a big challenge during the 2020 Census because the Texas government did not allocate any money prior to 2020 for outreach. Major funders of 2020 Census outreach included City and County governments, the Texas Counts Pooled Fund, and local and statewide foundations. Overall, fundraising as much as possible will increase the total budget for outreach efforts and emergencies. Contact the CCC funders and ask if they can make any financial commitments to support Census outreach again in 2030. Begin outreach efforts to city, county, and state governments several years prior to 2030 in order to secure the funding needed well in advance of the actual Census. This allows for a more robust outreach program and frees up resources to be focused on counting every Texan.