Census deadline extended to October 31


The deadline to submit your response to the U.S. Census Bureau has been extended three months due to COVID-19. You now have until October 31 to respond. If you haven’t done so yet, complete the census here.


Importance of the Data


Lawmakers 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.  (Source)


How Can You Verify That Someone Is a Census Taker?


If someone visits your home this year to collect information for the 2020 Census, check to make sure they have a valid ID badge with their photograph, a U.S. Department of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date. Census workers may also carry Census Bureau bags and other equipment with the Census Bureau logo.  (Source)