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2020 Census is underway and it's more important than ever to participate

The 2020 Census is underway and the most important thing you can do is respond online, by phone, or by mail when you receive your invitation.

 

And it's more important than ever . . .

 

Did you know that census data helps communities respond to natural disasters and secure funding for hospitals and public safety departments?

 

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 public transit systems.

 

Or think of your local schools: Census results help determine how money is allocated for the Head Start program and for federal 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.

 

We all benefit when we respond to the Census . . .

 

Your response to the 2020 Census can help shape your future and the future of each one of our communities.

 

Counting everyone helps our region receive funding needed for health care, education, emergency services, and more. Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions in our communities.

 

Respond now, and encourage your friends, family, coworkers and employees to respond online, by phone, or by mail when they receive their Census invitation.   

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