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Time is running out to respond to the Census

Posted Sept. 16, 2020

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School lunches. Plans for highways. Support for firefighters and families in need. Census results affect the community every day.

Where there are more people, there are more needs — for schools, roads and services for families, older adults and children. Communities will miss out on funding for critical public services for the next 10 years unless everyone is counted.

The results of the 2020 Census will help determine how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding flow into communities every year for the next decade. That funding shapes many different aspects of every community, no matter the size, no matter the location.

Think of your morning commute: Census results influence highway planning and construction, as well as grants for buses, trains and other public transit systems.

Or think of your local schools: Census results help determine how money is allocated for the Head Start program and for grants that support teachers and special education.

The list goes on, including programs to support rural areas, to restore wildlife, to prevent child abuse, to prepare for wildfires and to provide housing assistance for older adults.

Curious about what other programs are impacted by census data? Download a report to see a full list.

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