The U.S. Census is critical to communities, regions, and states across the country. The Census serves as a basis to allocate federal funding for programs in health, social services, housing, education, and infrastructure as well as congressional representation. Everyone has to be counted in order to maintain and grow our economic vitality.
This brief discusses why the U.S. Census is important to individuals and communities in a broad context.
The U.S. Census counts determine how much funding states get for programs such as SNAP!
The U.S. Census determines how much funding is available for subsidized and public housing programs.
The U.S. Census determines funding for Medicaid, Medicare Part B, Foster Care, and CHIP.