Why does the Census matter to my children and to me?
- The 2020 Census helps decide how much money your community will get for schools, child care and early learning, health insurance and medical care, early intervention and home visiting programs, food assistance, foster care, housing assistance, and public transport.
- Your community uses it for planning how many schools and classrooms it needs, and where health care services should be.
- The Census also decides the number of seats your state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives and how many representatives your community will have in your state legislature, county council, and even your local school board.
- Count all kids and babies at your address on the Census. Then, your local programs will get more funding to serve our children today and over the next decade.
- The Census happens once every 10 years. So, if all the children living at your address aren’t counted in 2020, they will have fewer services for the next decade. Don’t let this happen. Count all kids on your 2020 Census form.