Responding to the 2020 Census is important, now more than ever.
The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year (including healthcare), and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade.
Over the next decade, lawmakers, business owners, and many others will use 2020 Census data to make critical decisions. The results will show where communities need new schools, new clinics, new roads, and more services for families, older adults, and children.
The results will also inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to more than 100 programs, including Medicaid, Head Start, block grants for community mental health services, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP.
This link will show you how you can respond and be counted. You can complete the census online or by phone in 13 different languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Tagalog, Polish, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Japanese.
Here are two short PSA videos explaining what the census is and why it is important:
2020 Census PSA: What is the 2020 Census? (:30) - YouTube
2020 Census PSA: They Also Count (Spanish, :30) - YouTube