With Much at Stake, Efforts Intensify to Assure Complete Count; Census Begins in March
December 30, 2019
As 2020 begins, the fast approaching decennial 2020 United States Census looms large. To increase awareness and understanding of the importance of the Census to Connecticut, to explain precisely how it will work, and to seek the assistance of organizations in communities statewide, the Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance, Connecticut Council for Philanthropy and Connecticut Data Collaborative will be co-sponsoring a series of workshops for nonprofit organizations throughout January.
Officials point out that Connecticut receives $10.7 billion in federal funding for everything from roads, schools, public works, and vital assistance programs. For every person in Connecticut not counted, we lose an estimated $2,900 to other states. Congressional representation and critical data used for decision-making, such as where nonprofit programs and services should be located, are among reasons getting the Census count right is critical to Connecticut’s future. The 2020 Census begins in March.