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Let us help you prepare for Census 2020.


The Decennial Census helps the federal government allocate more than $400 billion to state and local government programs and services – this is over $1,000 per person per year!

An accurate count means better allocation of funds and more funding for local governments. The Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) in 2010 helped 9.1 million new addresses get counted.


All designations for the 2020’s (boundaries, metropolitan statistical areas, etc.) will be locked in from Census 2020. Getting it right now means getting it right until 2030.


How can your community get ready now so it can be counted later?


The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia can

  • provide technical expertise related to the Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA), the Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS), and Geographic Support System Initiative (GSS-I), among other state/local/federal partnership programs

  • provide training to local and state officials on Census partnership programs

  • provide technical assistance in compiling and submitting data for Census 2020

  • provide technical help with GIS related challenges

  • help local officials navigate preparation for Census 2020

  • produce a fiscal impact study of the Census – explain how much money is tied to proper boundary and population data collection

  • examine the impact on transportation and infrastructure funding