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Respond to the 2020 U.S. Census
The 2020 U.S. Census is well under way. It’s important for everyone to be counted because the census is used to determine the funding that comes to states, cities, counties, and households. The funds help communities provide services that benefit children such as Head Start, childcare, special education, after school programs, school lunch assistance, children’s health insurance, and so much more.
Please be sure to complete the census yourself and encourage parents and families to respond as well. It’s not too late – and completing the census form is easy. People can also respond online or by phone or mail.
- To complete the census on line, visit this 2020 U.S. Census webpage.
- To respond by phone, call (844) 330-2020 (toll-free).
- To respond by mail, follow the instructions on the print copy sent to all households.
Remind parents that the census questionnaire asks a few simple questions, like the age, sex, and marital status of the people who live in your home, including newborns and non-relatives, as of April 1. The U.S. Census Bureau is required by law to protect any personal information collected and to keep it strictly confidential. To learn more about what to expect, visit the 2020 Census website. For more information about the census and young children, visit this Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC) Web link.
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American Indian and Alaska Native
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Immigrants and Refugees
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• Why We Ask
Counting Those Experiencing Homelessness
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• You count, no matter where you live