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.
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