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Get counted! Census 2020

Posted by jennie

At SVP Boulder County – in our work with Boulder County nonprofits and philanthropic changemakers to create a community where everyone can thrive – we know how important it is that everyone who calls Boulder County home be counted in the 2020 Census, on or before April 1, 2020. Respond now at my2020census.gov.

The best and most accurate count means more federal funding for our county – and our state – which impacts voting districts, and defines the number of congressional representatives Colorado gets. And, is especially important as we address and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

It also directly affects the well-being of everyone in our community, and the opportunity for all to succeed: a complete count of our community is important to such programs and services as roads, Medicaid, Section 8 housing vouchers, federal Pell Grants, childcare assistance, Head Start, and many more.

The big risk of the Census is an undercount of minorities, immigrants and refugees, children, people with disabilities, college students, and people experiencing homelessness. Specifically, in Boulder County, we receive almost $2,300 per person per year in federal funding based on our Census count; for every person who isn’t counted, we lose about $23K over the next decade. If we miss 100 residents, Boulder County could lose almost $2.3M of dollars in federal funding!

Let’s work together to ensure that no one gets left behind. Learn more, get your questions answered, get counted…and see resources to help spread the word: Boulder County Census 2020

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